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Horse Vault All vaults must be performed with placement of the hands on the horse (which is) placed sideways. For compulsory vau lts as well as optional vaults, t he gymnast is allowed to execute 2 vaults. The best one counts. For optional vaults, the 2 vaults mus t be different. In the finals (Elite o nly) , the gymnast must perform 2 different vaults, 1 with at least 1/2 turn (180) around the longitu dina l axis or the width (transverse axis). Both vaults must have the value of 10.00 pts. An extra run (approach) is allowed for both vau lts, in the condition that the gymnast has not touched the horse. If the horse is touched, the attempt is con sidered a vau lt. The difficulty of the vault is fi xed according to the annexed sca le. The compulsory vault is always worth 10.00 pts. If the vault executed is not shown in the table, the terminology must be sent to the President of the Technical Committee one month prior to the competition , with a copy to the Secretary. Place of the Coach The place of the coach is beside the landing. It is forbidden for the coach to be between the board and the horse, to put a hand on the horse or to make signs/signals to the gymnast up until she begins. General faults (valid for all 5 groups) 1. Of the 12 vaults executed by the team, 6 may be identical. If this total is exceeded, the ded uction s for the team will be each time 2. The executed vault not corresponding to the indicated number 3. If the gymnast executes only one vault in the f in als 4. The gymnasts fails to exec ute a vault with a turn in the finals or executes 1 of the vaults under the value of 10.00 Deduction 5. If the gymnast executes t he same vault twice during the finals Deduction 6. Coach between the board and the horse 7. The coach touches the horse 8. Aid of the coach during the vault Void Vault Second flight phase 1. Insufficient height 2. Insufficient extension of body before lan ding 3. Bad direction 4. Bad form (legs bent, apart transversely latera lly) Specific Faults Group 1. Vaults at the ho rizontal , Number 1 and 2 All Groupings Are New 1. Body under horizontal in first flight phase 2. Body too bent 3. Alternate support 4. Repulsion insufficient 5. Touching ho rse with the feet First Flight Phase 1. Trajectory insufficient according to the technique of the vault 2. Body piked 3. Legs bent or apa rt transversely or lateral ly Support Support 1. Too long a support 2. Support with arched body 3. Arms slight ly bent 4. Arms Completely bent

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Profile for USA Gymnastics

USGF News - March 1976  

USGF News - March 1976