Tuesday, February 18, 2014

CoP - Tip of The Month

So what happens when a gymnast falls on her release move off bars? Well in section 11.7 of the WAG code she will be credit full difficulty for the element if both hands grasps the bar with momentary hang or support. If only one hand grasps the bar or none at all then no difficulty for the element will be awarded.

What if that element was a connection and she fell? Will that credited fall element get connection value? The answer would be no. There would be no connection value points for the fall.

For example the infamous fall from Nastia Liukin's 2012 routine will receive credit for the Gienger (D) element but she would not receive any connection points from her difficult Ono 1/2 (E). By the way I like that connection.

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