|Code de Pointage 2001
Janssen&Fritsen and "GYMmedia international" would like to present the essential and most significant reforms of the competition reglement prior to the first World Championships of this millenium as well as changes in the so called "Code de Pointage" and their influence on the attainment of the highest mastery at this first main tournament during this Olympic cycle.
Besides indications to the actual content of routines we would like to point out technical specialities and methodical solutions in form of offers for methodical training auxiliary apparatus.
(I) Code de Pointage 2001 / MEN
As before there will be this structure during the Olympic cycle 2001-2004:
New in the
Code of Points is that all "known"
elements have got a number of identification. Gymnasts are allowed to perform only
elements in their routines which are part of the C.d.P. An offence against
the code will be punished
with a deduction of - 0.2 points.
Deductions for all perceptable mistakes of body posture and techninal demonstration:
When performing strength elements or static/held positions, the deviation of angles of the perfect position determine the degree of mistakes or the intended deductions:
There are deductions for deviation of correct positions of handstands or elements which should lead into or through a hanstand position:
Principally no repetition of the complete routine is allowed, except if the gymnast had to interrupt his routine through no fault of his own. Furthermore, elements with the same number of identification can not be repeated in order to get accepted as difficulty or to gain bonifications.
Linking elements like giants, "Thomas circles" or back flips, for instance, are allowed to be performed twice only - every additional element of this kind leads to a deduction of -0.2 point in each appearance.
The new reglement has requirements for
the competition dress, too:
There is a substantial change for
meeting "special requirements":
In the new C.d.P. five special requirements are to be met - including a dismount with a certain value. All theses element have to be at least B-elements. The dismount has to be a C-element ( - with a dismount = B-element, there will be a deduction of -0.1 points, with a dismount = A-element, a dedcution of - 0.2 points; - without any kind of dismount: -0.3 points). The missing of a special requirement results in a deduction of -0.2 points.
With these requirements the men's and women's
technical committee of FIG had intended to foster the variable range of moves (especially
after the drop of compulsory routines) and, therefore, to increase the variety of doing
Dieter Hofmann, Liestal/Swizzerland