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WOMEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS (WAG)

DESCRIPTION OF APPARATUS

Vault

During their 25m approach to the vault the gymnasts must develop the necessary power to complete all their aerial skills before landing. Upon take off from the springboard the gymnast explosively propels herself upwards, dynamically pushing off the vault to generate greater height and distance in the second phase of flight. This enables a higher level of acrobatic skill and extension to be performed prior to a stable landing.  

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Uneven Bars

Swinging movements are predominant on this apparatus. The movements are continuous with movement in both directions, above and below the bars. Release and regrasp elements are essential for maximum scoring. A controlled and often spectacular dismount ends the routine.

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Balance Beam

This is a high risk apparatus. The gymnast performs on a 5m long and 10cm wide platform, performing acrobatic elements, leaps, jumps and turns in a spectacular series of combinations that demonstrate elegance, flexibility, balance and self control. The routine builds up to a dismount high point, often preceded by a dramatic acrobatic tumbling combination.

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Floor

The floor exercise is choreographed to music, which enhances the performance in artistry and grace alternating between powerful acrobatic tumbling series of forward and backward elements and dance elements. The whole floor area should be used with the exercise varied in mood, tempo and direction. Individuality, originality, mastery and artistry of presentation are key ingredients for a high score. 

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International Competitions
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Women's Artistic Gymnastics STEPS Competitive Programme

Please click HERE to see the complete updated 2012 WAG Programme Manual (updated 20/08/12)

Please click HERE to see the complete updated 2012 WAG Programme Manual with highlighted changes (updated 20/08/12)

Please click HERE to see the updated sections  of the WAG Programme Manual (20/08/12)

Please click HERE to see the updates sections of the 2012 WAG programme Manual with highlighted  changes (updated 20/08/12)

 

Please click HERE to review the August 2012 Frequently Asked Questions (updated 20.08.12)


 

 
Judging

Brevet Judges Pathway & Succession Plan 2009 - 2012  CLICK HERE Judging Allocation Proposal 2009 - 2012  CLICK HERE



MEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS (MAG)

DESCRIPTION OF APPARATUS

Floor

This is an exercise in pure acrobatics, alternating between powerful tumbling series and the composure necessary for balance and strength elements. The gymnast endeavours to display virtuous rebound height, whilst connecting the elements of their routine with gymnastic artistry.

 
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Pommel Horse

One of the most difficult pieces of men's apparatus, routines are characterised by circular movements of the body with legs together (circles) and pendulous swings with the legs separated (scissors). Gymnasts also show a spectacular combination of these movements called flairs. Throughout the routine the gymnast performs smooth combinations of these movements, turning and travelling along the horse.

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Rings

This apparatus is known for its difficulty of strength and swinging elements. The free moving quality of the rings makes it difficult to remain stationary during held elements, where any movement of the rings incurs a penalty. During his performance, the gymnast should demonstrate control, strength and balance in the presentation of forward and backward swings and strength hold parts. The gymnast's dismount allows him to show his aerial abilities prior to landing.

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Vault

During their 25m approach to the vault, the gymnasts must develop the necessary power to complete all their aerial skills before landing. Gymnasts perform one vault in both competitions. Upon take off from the springboard the gymnast explosively propels himself upwards, dynamically pushing off the vault to generate greater height and distance in the second phase of flight. This enables a higher level of acrobatic skill and extension to be performed prior to a stable landing.

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Parallel Bars

A predominantly swinging apparatus that is interspersed with only a few hold or strength elements. Swings are completed above and below the bars and consist of acrobatic flight elements, changes of direction and swing types. The gymnast's routine ends in a dramatic dismount off the side or the end of the bars.


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Horizontal Bar

This is a very spectacular apparatus, largely due to the acrobatic release and regrasp flight elements. The routine is based on swinging parts without stops, and includes extended forward and backward giant swings, combined with near-bar elements, changes of direction and grip, as well as the release and regrasp movements. The high dismounts from the bar allow the gymnast to show his acrobatic talents and landing prowess.

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Events and Results
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National Records
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Men's Artistic Gymnastics Sport Development Committee: Mission: 
To guide and develop Men's Artistic Gymnastics in New Zealand

Men's Artistic Gymnastics Strategic Plan
Over the last 9 months the gymsports community has been consulted on the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunties for the sport of Men's Artistic Gymnastics. From this consultation the Sport Development Committee has developed a Strategic Plan which sets the direction of the sport over the next 3 years. The Sport Development Committee has created an operational plan which contains activities which point towards the acheivement of the outcomes. Please clickMen's Artistic Gymnastics Strategic Plan 2011 to 2013 to read about it.