What´s an artistic gymnastic competition like?
The individual competition:
Is divided in two:
a) The “All-around”: All gymnasts are individual competitors and perform on all four/six apparatus. Their scores from all four/six events are added together and the gymnasts with the three highest totals are awarded all-around medals.
b) The event finals or apparatus finals: the top eight gymnasts on each event compete for medals.
-The team competition:
Gymnastic teams have six members. There is usually a team qualifiying, where five of the six gymnasts do each apparatus but only the best four results count. The best teams go to the final, where gymnasts compete with their national team on all four/six apparatus. The scores are used to determine the medalists of the team competition. Here, three gymnasts compete on each event, and all three scores count.
The scoring system changed in 2006. Now all scores have two parts:
|"A" score( difficulty):||"B" score (performance)|
|-Element Group Requirements||-Composition|