Floor exercise

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Pose on the floor

As a floor exercise is called a turn-discipline . In floor exercise , the competition area is 12 m × 12 m and consists of a slightly springy substructure with deck runners on top.

During the freestyle , the entire area must be exercised, especially with acrobatic elements, i.e. flips or somersaults (forwards and backwards), none of which may be repeated more than once. Points are deducted if the white marking on the floor is exceeded during the exercise. For men, a balance element (e.g. scales ) must also be included. The women, on the other hand, also have to show gymnastic jumps and turns. The exercise as a combination of acrobatic series, connecting parts and gymnastic elements must be performed in a harmonious rhythm as an alternation of fast and slow passages. A floor freestyle can last between 50 and 90 seconds.

In the 1970s, a double somersault was one of the most difficult elements of floor exercise. In 1987, the Russian Valeri Ljukin showed in a competition the triple backflip (crouched), which has since been named after him and which is still one of the greatest difficulties in the male area (G element). In the floor exercises of today's elite gymnasts, double somersaults are shown backwards with up to three longitudinal axis rotations.

Floor exercise is one of the classic lessons in school sports .

Competition area

The size specifications were determined by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) Apparatus Norms . The dimensions are the same for the female athletes as for the male athletes.

  • Performance area: 1200 cm × 1200 cm ± 3 cm
  • Diagonals: 1697 cm ± 5 cm
  • Edge: 100 cm
  • Safety zone: 200 cm

Olympic champion in floor exercise

Acrobatic element on the floor



See also

Web links

Commons : Floor Exercise  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Valuation rules for men in artistic gymnastics. (PDF, 15.5 MB) (No longer available online.) Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique werk = Evaluation regulations 2013 - 2016, p. 50 , formerly in the original ; accessed on July 3, 2013 (German, English, Russian).  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / figdocs.sportcentric.net