Women’s Artistic gymnastics (WAG) is an extremely demanding discipline based upon an athlete’s precision and agility. Women are judged within their own respective categories (age and level) and use a range of apparatuses to perform their stunning routines.
- Judging criteria varies and is based upon: execution, creativity and difficulty of routine, and the way they utilize their apparatus.
- Deductions are made for improper landings, inadequate amplitude and execution, lengthy pauses, falls, poor technique.
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics includes the following four events:
Gymnasts fly through the air executing precise twists and somersaults over a table shaped structure.
Gymnasts perform continuous movement between two raised bars of uneven height resulting in a series of swings, twists, somersaults and handstands.
Rhythmic and fluid, dance and acrobatic movements are performed across the length of a 4-inch wide beam.
Creative dance elements and tumbling manoeuvres performed to music utilize the entire floor space.