Definition: Deduction

Deduction: Points that each judge deducts for each incorrect execution and/or composition. Points are taken off a gymnast’s score for any errors. Most deductions are pre-determined, such as a 0.5 deduction for a fall from an apparatus or a 0.1 deduction for stepping out of bounds on the floor exercise. Small deductions are .1 and judges now often take off a half a tenth.  Medium deductions are .2 and large deductions are .3.  At the end of the routine the deductions are added up together and are deducted from 10.0 (or the starting value of the routine) in order to give the final gymnast’s score.

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