Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Scoring errors in Gymnastics the Athens Olympics brought about a change in the scoring area. It turns out that the perfect 10 scoring is not so perfect anymore. The rage is all in the 15's, 16's, or even in the 17's! “I hate the new scoring,” said Mary Lou Retton, whose Olympic gold medal came courtesy of a 10 on vault. “The perfect 10, you don’t have to say anything to describe it. The perfect 10, you were perfect.”

How does it work now? It's like this. The first score, the difficulty mark, measures how hard the routine is. Starting from zero, the values of the 10 hardest tricks in a routine are added together. The harder the routine, the higher the difficulty score will be.The second mark is for execution. Starting from 10—the FIG’s way of claiming the 10 still exists—deductions are taken for errors big -wobbles, falls- and small.
Posted by desperateblogger On 8/19/2008 06:37:00 AM No comments

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