There are three types of gymnastics. They are Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline.

 

 

 

Artistic

Artistic gymnastics is a mixture Athletics and Aesthetics. It is a beautiful form that is enjoying to watch yet requires an amount of strength. It was originally created in Greece among the Gods.

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Rules:

  1. Each gymnast is allowed only one attempt on each competetion section, unless the attempt is interrupted by no fault of the gymnast. These rules apply to every sector except the women's vault.
  2. In the women's vault, the athletes are allowed two attempts but the scores are averaged.
  3. There are no repeating routines. Each gymnast must create his or her own routine, but they must meet the level of skill criteria relating to degree of difficulty.
  4. Spotters are allowed to stand near the horizontal bars, rings, parallel bars and vault. They are present to help prevent accidents, but gymnasts are penalized 0.4 of a point if they need help.

 

 

 

 

 

Rhythmic

Rythmic gymnastics is another complete mixture of athletics and aesthetics. It is the most modern kind of gymnastics. Rythmic gymnastics is when the gymnasts, accompanied by music, perform on a 13-meter-square floor area with a rope, a hoop, a ball, clubs and ribbons.

 

Participation:

 

Rules:

  1. A gymnast may perform in one group routine in addition to individual routines.
  2. Must have 4 women in upper level groups and 4-6 in the lower level groups.
  3. Must be 60 seconds minimum and 90 seconds maximum
  4. Athletes must be of the same level in a group..

 

 

 

 

Trampoline

 

Trampoline gymnastics is basically self explanatory. It is performed on a trampoline. There are no objects involved besides an athlete and a trampoline. Trampoline is very much like tumbling, but on a trampoline. This gymnastics form is doing flips, air tricks, and spring tricks

 

Participation:

 

Rules:

  1. Each routine must include 10 recognizable skills.
  2. Must include one landing on either the front or back of the body.
  3. Must perform a single somersualt, a double somersault, or something in between with at least a 540-degree twist.
  4. Has to complete a forward or backward double somersault (twist optional).
  5. A forward or backward double somersault, including at least a full twist must be performed.
  6. Must be controlled and not sloppy.
  7. No repeating a skill.
  8. Second attempts are not allowed unless the first attempt is spoiled by outside interference.
  9. A routine is considered interrupted if a trampolinist touches anything besides the bed (bounce area) with any part of the body, or if a spotter touches the trampolinist.