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Group II. Vaults by handspring, Yamashita No. 3 and No. 4 1. Body piked or arched in 1st phase 2. Alternate support or repulsion 3. Body arched or piked in second flight (handspring

OLD 0.30 0.30 up to 0.50

.5 .3

.5 4. Insufficient or early pike of the body

0.50

Group 111. Vaults necessitating turns around longitudinal axis No. 5-18 1. Body arched in first flight up to 0.30 2. Turn beginning too soon up to 0.30 3. Turn not finished 0.50 4. Bad form during the turn up to 0.50

0.5

Group IV. Vaults necessitating turns around the horizontal axis No. 19-21 All New 1. Body insufficiently tucked or piked 0.30 2. Technical faults of the turns 0 .30 3. Legs apart during the turn 0.20 Group V. Vaults necessitating combinations of turns around one or more axes of the body No. 22-29 All New 1. Support incorrect 0.30 2. Turn beginning too early 0.30 3. Turn finishing too late 0.50 4. Body insufficiently tucked or piked 0.20 5. Legs apart during the turn 0.20 General faults and Faults specific to the apparatus that have changed Aid by the coach during the exercise Aid by the coach upon landing Presence by the coach on the podium during the exercise (both beam and floor) Old rule was 0.5 for floor only, not beam Coach touching apparatus during the exercise Coach between the board and the horse Coach standing between the bars or passing under the low bar Coach blocks view of the judges Using supplementary support to regain position on bar Regaining support without supplementary support on bar Competitor leaving competition area without permission of the head judge

Floor Exercise Hands touch floor for balance Hands supported on the floor for balance Not ending with music Pianist aids gymnast Beginning of exercise missed by- personal error Fault in rhythm

Balance Beam Hand support to maintain balance Hand touch to maintain balance Foot against side of beam

1.0 0.5

0.50 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.3

0.2 1.0

No Penalty 1.0 0.5

0.5 Not Listed Before

0.3 0.5

0.5 1.0

0.3 0.2 ea. time 0.5 0.2 ea. time

0.5

0.5 0.3 0.2

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OLD 1.5

1.0

0.4

Profile for USA Gymnastics

USGF News - March 1976  

USGF News - March 1976