GAYLORD II: A QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT
AbstractIn the process of awarding points, judges look at several elements in gymnast's routines. Among them, the element of risk weighs more heavily now than just a few years ago. Today's gymnasts do not expect to win in international competition by only including in their routines skills of moderate difficulty, even if those skills have been executed with maximum amplitude and expression. To win today the gymnast is required to be inventive and to definitely take more risks than a few years ago. As a result, a plethora of new skills is added constantly to the vast number of existing movements.
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