Archive for July, 2020

Gymnastics Scoring: Execution Videos

July 18, 2020

If you’ve ever wondered how a gymnast can get two points or more in deductions for a solid looking routine, execution videos can help you understand.  Here’s one for Elena Gerasimova’s balance beam routine posted by youtuber Flip Fly Tumble.


July 17, 2020

In the sport of gymnastics, the rules change every four years like clockwork.  There was a time, when I would buy the new Code Of Points when it came out.  Once, I even bought  codes for the gymnastics disciplines I don’t even follow that much.  At some point, I’m not sure when, I just stopped caring.  I still go and reference the code on the FIG’s website when I want to know the value of a skill.  I just don’t keep that information in my head any more.

I’m not saying I was ever a guru!  I can just tell I had a better grasp of the rules 20 years ago.  I can name changes that have happened over the years but I couldn’t tell you exactly when those changes happened without looking them up.  I couldn’t tell you the start value of someone’s routine without looking it up, either.  I’m a huge fan of those D-score videos on youtube!