What Does a Gymnastics Floor Exercise Look Like?
A whole artistic gymnastics curriculum includes a floor exercise as one of the activities. Balance beam, uneven bars, and the vault are the other events in the women’s competition. Parallel bars, pommel horse, still rings, and the vault are the other events in men’s competition.
Gymnasts perform a series of tumbling and athletic feats interwoven with dance choreography in a floor exercise set to music. Theatrics, dance components, command of music, and height and distance of jumping and tumbling routines are all factors considered by the judges. The floor exercise should run no longer than 90 seconds and encompass the entire floor. All floor routines must have a certain amount of leaps and turns, according to the judges.
A performance space measuring 1,200 centimetres by 1,200 centimetres (three centimetres) is used for floor exercise. Some gymnastics floors include springs to allow for higher jumps, whereas others do not. In most competitive situations, a spring floor is used.
Gymnastics Floor Exercises: How to Score
Gymnasts are judged by the Code of Points in artistic gymnastics, which includes the floor exercise. The Code of Points is a regulation book published by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) that explains the point values of various skills in international competition.
The ultimate score of a gymnast is computed from a start value, in which the gymnast starts with the greatest possible score and subsequently has points subtracted for missing parts in their routine. These deductions are determined by a technical committee of judges.
FIG scores used to have a maximum value of ten—you’ve definitely heard the phrase “a perfect ten” before. FIG changed its approach in 2006 to include the complexity of abilities and routines in its scores. Nowadays, a gymnast’s overall score is actually the sum of two scores: the Difficulty Score (D) and the Execution Score (E) (E).
The Difficulty Score combines the total difficulty value (DV) of abilities with the connection value (CV) and compositional requirements to get a Difficulty Score (CR). The D Panel is made up of two judges. Each judge determines their Difficulty Score independently, and then the two judges must agree.
The Execution Score assesses the execution and artistry of the performance. The Execution Score is determined by the E Panel’s six judges. The score starts at ten, and deductions for errors in execution, technique, or artistry are made from there. The highest and lowest ratings for a routine are eliminated, and the average of the remaining four points is used to establish the final Execution Score.
Familiarize yourself with the Code of Points that applies to your level of competition and the organisation in which you’re competing when you’re creating and executing a routine. That way, you can ensure that your routine is designed to earn the most points possible for your skill level and that you meet all of the requirements.