Women's Artistic Gymnastics Shorthand Symbols

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Judges' corner
  1. This second part to our symbols guide covers the basics for the symbols for leaps, jumps and hops. We focused on tumbling in Part 1, and in this part we add to the basic building blocks you should undertand first when trying to learn the women's gymnastics judging symbols.

  2. This little guide explains the basic ideas behind the symbols and will give you a leg up on learning the full table for floor exercise. We focus here on tumbling, and will cover turns and leaps in Part 2. Knowing these fundamentals will also make learning symbols for beam and bars easier later on.

  3. gymnastics code of points 2017

    The Women's Technical Committee has released a draft of proposed changes for the 2017-2020 code. Notably, the special requirement grading dismounts by value on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise has been scrapped.