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  1. What does individual gymnasts program consists of?
    The program for individual gymnasts usually consists of 4 exercises using 4 of the 5 apparatus in the program (Rope, Hoop, Ball Clubs, and Ribbon)
  2. What does the program for groups consist of?
    The program for groups usually consists of 2 exercises; one with one single type of apparatus and the other with several types of apparatus.
  3. When does the stop watch start?
    The stop watch will be started as soon as the gymnast or the first gymnast of the group begins to move and will be stopped as soon as the gymnast or the last gymnast of the group is totally motionless.
  4. What is the penalty for each additional or missing second and who gives that penalty?
    0.05 point for each additional or missing second (Coordinator judge)
  5. What is the jury composition for the official championships and competitions?
    Each jury (individuals and groups) consists of 3 groups of judges; difficulty; artistry; execution.
  6. How many judges difficulty is consisted of and what does it do?
    Difficulty consists of 4 judges, divided into two subgroups. Body Movement difficulty (D1) (2 judges): evaluates the technical value of the composition (number and level of difficulties of the compulsory body movement group specific to each apparatus and possible from the other groups). Apparatus difficulties (D2) (2 judges): evaluates the value of the apparatus elements (Mastery of apparatus, with or without throw, with Risk)
  7. How many judges does Artistry consist of and what does it do?
    Artistry consists of 4 judges, evaluating the artistic value of the Basic Composition: music accompaniment and choreography (choice of the apparatus elements, choice of the body movement elements, unity and variety).
  8. How many judges does Execution consists of and what does it do?
    Execution consists of 4 judges, evaluating the execution (technical faults).
  9. Who is the Coordinator Judge?
    The Judge 1 of the Jury D1 is the Coordinator Judge.
  10. What does the Coordinator Judge do?
    This judge will apply the penalties for leaving the floor area, timing of the exercises, and all the other penalties concerning the discipline (apparatus, leotard, placement on the floor area etc)
  11. What is different about International tournaments?
    Each jury will be assisted by a judge (Coordinator Judge). This judge will apply the penalties for leaving the floor area, timing of the exercises, and all the other penalties concerning the discipline (apparatus, leotard, placement on the floor area etc)

    The presence of a neutral judge who will assume the duties of superior jury is required.

    A tournament with a high percentage of judges representing the organizing country will not count for the judges' evaluation.
  12. When do the Judge's instructions given?
    Before every official FIG championships or competition, the Technical Committee will organise a meeting to inform the participating judges on the judging organization. Before every tournament, the Organizing Committee will hold a similar meeting.
  13. What are penalties according to the degree?
    • Faults will be penalised according to their degrees as follows:
    • - 0.10 point for small faults
    • - 0.20 point for medium faluts
    • - 0.30 point or more for major faults
  14. What is the distribution of scores for Difficulty judge?
    Difficulty of the body movements (D1): 0.00 to a maximum of 10.00 points (by addition) - one single common score

    Difficulty of the apparatus elements (D2): 0.00 to a maximum of 10.00 points (by addition) - one single common score

    Final D Score = average score from D1 and D2 = 10.00 points maximum
  15. What is the distribution of score for Artistry judge?
    0.00 to 10.00 points maximum (the judges give only the total of the penalties)
  16. What is the distribution of score for Execution judge?
    0.00 to 10.00 points maximum (the judges give only the total of the penalties.)
  17. How is the final score calculated?
    • THe final score - 30.00 points maximum - is calculated by addition as follows:
    • 1. Difficulty (D): average of the 2 scores (D1 and D2) = 10.00 points maximum
    • 2. Artistry (A): average of the 2 middle score of the 4 judges = 10.00 points maximum
    • 3. Execution (E): average of the 2 middle score of the 4 judges = 10.00 points maximum
    • (Junior gymnast => see separate doc)
  18. What is the tolerated difference between the middle scores?
    • 9.50 to 10.00 => 0.10
    • 9.00 to 9.49 =>0.20
    • 8.50 to 8.99 => 0.30
    • 8.00 to 8.49 => 0.40
    • 7.50 to 7.99 => 0.50
    • below 7.50 => 0.60
  19. If the difference between the middle scores is higher than the tolerated difference and if the judges cannot agree, then what happens?
    Basic score is applied. Basic score = average of the judges' scores + the score of the control jury divided by 2.
  20. When do you get penalized in terms of leaving the floor area?
    • Individual and Group Exercises:
    • Any crossing of the boundary of the floor area by one or two feet or by any part of the body touching the ground outside the specified area will be penalised.
  21. What is the penalty for leaving the floor area and who applies the penalty?
    0.20 point each time for an individual gymnast or for each group gymnast at fault. The penalty is applied by the Coordinator Judge.
  22. What is the penalty given for any apparatus touching the ground outside the specified boundary of the floor area or leaving the floor area and returning by itself?
    0.20 point each time by the Coordinator Judge
  23. What is the penalty if the apparatus passes the boundary of the floor area without touching the ground?
    No penalty
  24. What is the penalty if the gymnast changes floor areas or ends her exercise outside the floor area?
    0.50 point by the Coordinator Judge
  25. What is the regulation for apparatus used by a group?
    Apparatus used by a group must all be identical (weight, dimension and shape); only their colour might be different.
  26. When does the apparatus get checked?
    Every apparatus will be checked prior to the entrance of the gymnast in the competition hall. Another control may take place at the end of exercise at the request of the Superior Jury.
  27. What is the penalty for non-conforming apparatus and who gives the penalty?
    0.30 point for individual and group exercises by the Coordinator Judge
  28. How many replacement apparatus is authorised?
    Replacement apparatus around the floor area is authorised: 1 for individual gymnasts and a maximum of 2 for groups - for Clubs 2 and 4 respectively.
  29. What is the penalty for the additional apparatus?
    0.50 point for any additional apparatus by the Coordinator Judge
  30. When is the replacement apparatus allowed to be used and what is the penalty?
    • If the apparatus falls and leaves the floor area.
    • 0.50 point for loss of apparatus, regardless of how far the gymnast is from the replacement apparatus, penalty applied by the Execution Judges.
    • 0.20 point for apparatus leaving the floor area, penalty applied by Coordinator Judge.
  31. When is the replacement apparatus not allowed to be used and what is the penalty?
    • If the apparatus falls but does not leave the floor area, the use of a replacement apparatus is not authorised.
    • 0.50 point for loss of apparatus, penalty applied by the Execution Judges.
    • 0.5 point for use of a replacement apparatus, penalty applied by the Coordinator Judge.
  32. What is the penalty for the loss and retrieval of the apparatus?
    • - 0.30 point if the apparatus is retrieved immediately
    • - 0.50 point if the apparatus is retrieved after travelling 1-3 steps
    • - 0.70 point if the apparatus is retrieved after travelling 4 steps or more
  33. When does the Coordinator Judge add penalty for the loss and retrieval of the apparatus?
    • Any involuntary loss of an apparatus will be penalised by the Execution Judges as follows:
    • - the gymnast leaves the floor area (0.20)
    • - the apparatus leaves the floor area (0.20)
    • - there is a change of floor areas or the exercise ends in a non-conforming area (0.50)
  34. If the apparatus is lost at the end of the exercise (last movement), what is the penalty and who gives the penalty?
    • The Execution Judges give the penalties and the penalties are:
    • - 0.50 point for the loss of the apparatus, regardless of the distance
    • - 0.30 point if the gymnast, in her attempt to retrieve the apparatus, does not terminate her exercise together with the music
    • - no penalty if the apparatus leaves the floor area after the end of the exercise and the end of the music
  35. Is the gymnast or the group authorised to start the exercise over, if the apparatus breaks during an exercise or gets caught in the small beams of the ceiling?
    No
  36. What is the penalty for the apparatus breaks during an exercise or gets caught in the small beams of the ceiling?
    The gymnast or the group will not be penalized for the broken apparatus or apparatus caught in the small beams of the ceiling, but will only be penalised for the consequences.
  37. What choices does the gymnast or the group have in the case of broken apparatus or apparatus caught in the small beam of the ceiling?
    • - either stop the exercise
    • - or continue the exercise with a replacement apparatus
  38. Is the gymnast allowed to continue an exercise with broken apparatus?
    No. If the exercise is continued, it will not be evaluated (0.00 point).
  39. What is the penalty for stopping the excertise?
    If the gymnast or the group stops the exercise, the exercise is evaluated until the movement of interruption, taking into consideration the deductions for the consequences of the interruption (i.e. absence of harmony between music and movement at the end of the exercise etc).
  40. What is the penalty for the gymnast or the group resuming with a replacement apparatus?
    The penalty will be the same as for loss of the apparatus and use of a replacement apparatus and use of a replacement apparatus.
  41. If the apparatus breaks at the end of the exercise (last movement), and the gymnast or the group ends the exercise with the broken apparatus or without the apparatus, what is the penalty?
    The penalty is the same as for the "loss of apparatus at the end of exercise": 0.50 point applied by the Execution Judge.
  42. If a gymnast from the group breaks one of the 2 clubs, what is the penalty?
    The same rule as broken apparatus or apparatus caught in the small beam of the ceiling as before.
  43. What is the penalty of contact of apparatus with the ceiling?
    Contact of the apparatus with the ceiling will not be penalised. However, the gymnast will be penalized for various technical errors which could results from this contact: alteration of its trajectory, alteration of its movement (vibrations of the hoop), incorrect catch of the apparatus, loss of the apparatus, loss of rhythm, a stop during the exercise, or absence of one or more requirements.
  44. What is a correct gymnast leotard?
    • A correct gymnastic leotard must be in non-transparent material; therefore, leotards that have some part in lace will have to be lined (from the trunk to the chest).
    • The neckline of the front and back of the leotard must be no further down than half of the sternum and the lower line of the shoulder blades.
    • The cut of the leotard at the top of the legs must not go beyond the fold of the crotch (max).
    • The leotard must be skin tight to enable the judges to evaluate the correct position of every part of the body.
  45. What is allowed to wear?
    • 1. Long tights down to the ankles, over or under the leotard
    • 2. A full-length one-piece leotard (unitard) provided that it is skin tight.
    • 3. The length and colours of the fabric covering the legs must be identical on both legs (the "harlequin" look is forbidden). Only the style (cut or decorations) may be different.
    • 4. A skirt that does not fall further than the pelvic area over the leotard
    • 5. A skirt that does not fall further than the pelvic area over the tights or the unitard
    • 6. The style of the skirt (cut or decorations) is free, but the skirt must always fall back on the hips of the gymnast (the look of "ballet tutu" is forbidden).
  46. What about the gymnastic slippers?
    Gymnasts may perform their exercise with bare feet or gymnastic slippers.
  47. How about hair style?
    The hairstyle must be neat and trim and the make-up clear and light?
  48. What about jewellery?
    Jewellery of all types and piercing, which could jeopardize the security of the gymnast, are not allowed.
  49. How about the leotard of the group gymnasts?
    The leotards of group must be identical in shape and in colour.
  50. When should the gymnast present themselves in the competition area?
    Individual gymnasts or groups should be present in the competition area only once they have been called either by microphone or by the Coordinator Judge, or when the green light is showing.
  51. What is the penalty of gymnast presenting herself at the wrong time?
    0.50 point for individual or group exercises, applied by the Coordinator Judge.
  52. Is it allowed to warm up at the competition hall?
    It is forbidden to warm up in the competition hall. The penalty of 0.50 is applied by the Coordinator Judge.
  53. What is the penalty if a gymnast or a group does not perform the exercise on the assigned floor area?
    0.50 point by the Coordinator Judge.
  54. During the group exercise, are the gymnasts allowed to communicate verbally with each other or with musician?
    • No.
    • Penalty is 0.50 point by the Coordinator Judge.
  55. What is the penalty for delay of the musician?
    Any delay of the musician will be penalised 0.50 point by the Coordinator Judge.
  56. 18 penalties deducted by the Coordinator Judge?
    • - Length of the exercise not conforming to regulations: 0.05 point for each second under or over time.
    • - Placing of the Group on the floor area not conforming to regulations: 0.20 point.
    • - Not conforming to the music recording regulations: 0.50 point.
    • - Apparatus not conforming to the official regulations: 0.30 point.
    • - Dress of the Individual gymnast not conforming to the regulations: 0.20 point.
    • - Dress of the Group gymnast not conforming to the regulations: 0.20 or 0.50 point according to the fault.
    • - Emblem or publicity not conforming to official norms: 0.20 point.
    • - Passing or leaving the floor area by the gymnast or the apparatus: 0.20 point.
    • - Gymnast ending her exercise outside the floor area or using another floor area: 0.50 point.
    • - Group gymnastic leaving her group during the exercise: 0.50 point.
    • - Early or late presentation by the gymnast or by the group: 0.50 point
    • - Group gymnasts communicating verbally with each other during the exercise: 0.50 point.
    • - Gymnast warming up in the competition hall: 0.50 point
    • - Use of a replacement apparatus above the authorised number: 0.50 point for each extra apparatus.
    • - Use of a replacement apparatus when the lost apparatus remains on the floor area: 0.50 point
    • - Coach communicating with the musician, the gymnasts or the judges in one way or the other during the exercise: 0.50 point.
    • - Music not conforming to regulations: 0.50 point
    • - Lack of discipline by the musician: 0.50 point
  57. How is the total penalties from Coordinator Judge deducted?
    THe total of the penalities will be deducted from the final score (D+A+E).

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