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Music[edit]

So far I don't know the current and recent Olympic competition format too much. But in the past, as I understand, the Olympic program of a top athlete in FX consisted of four performances: two (compulsory and free) for the team rankings, one for the AA competition and one for the event finals. Was the music for each of them different? Cmapm 06:46, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

When compulsories were still around (pre-1997) an athlete typically had two pieces of music because they had two routines: optional and compulsory. They'd perform the compulsory routine once--in Team competition I, and the same optional routine three times-- in TF (team competiton II), AA and EF. There were one or two gymnasts that had exceptions to this (like Dina Kotchetkova in 1996--she performed a total of three completely different FX at the Olympics), but they were very unusual.
I've wanted to write about compulsories...but for the life of me, I can't figure out where they'd belong--in the main artistic gymnastics article, in the CoP one, on every apparatus page, in a separate article altogether? What do you think? Mademoiselle Sabina 00:53, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Thank you for clarifying this question! I can find very few information about past (20-30 years ago) competition rules and format in the web, and it's sometimes, very difficult to me to write/contribute to related articles, as in this case.
As concerns compulsories, "the question, of course, is interesting..." :) Maybe, as I see it, the general information for all routines, without too much details of rules should be presented in the main article. While details of general rules perhaps are more suitable for the CoP article. And features and rules, specifical for different apparatus, perhaps should be more suitable for that apparatus page. I don't feel, that this would be the best, but anyway that's what I think. Cmapm 17:52, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

The article says: "The music used for the routine is also the choice of the gymnast and her coaches. It may be of any known musical style and played with any instrument(s), however, it may not include spoken words or sung lyrics of any kind. Vocalization is allowed if the voice is purely done as an instrument." Is this (still) correct? On 11 August 2016 the Olympics final had a floor exercise with music containing sung lyrics. (Beireke1 12 Aug 2016 16:24 (CEST)) —Preceding undated comment added 14:25, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

I've Notice A Lack of Names, There Are Well Noted Tumblers[edit]

I've notice no references to famed tumblers. One of the most famous tumblers in history is Troy Maillis. See reference http://www.jonesbahamas.com/txt.php?a=13785 I surpise there no reference. The known online clips that I could refernce is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRCEvJQ0hgk

(this his top student & himself) called: All Star tumbling tumbling video.

The other 3 on Zaneskater's clips are called "Gymnastics Tumbling", "tumbling", & the last is: "Crazy gymnastics". We should show some respect to a least some skilled tumblers, this helps people understand it better.

Tumbling (gymnastics) or other such exercises perhaps? This is more about the apparatus used for a number of things. Dmcq (talk) 07:56, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Added to Olympics Date[edit]

Has this event always been in the olympics? If not when was it added. Also did the floor ALWAYS have springs or foam blocks under it to help the gymnasts go higher? 68.104.247.142 (talk) 02:44, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

I believe it was brought in as a men's sport in the 1936 Olympics and they used a lightly sprung floor. Before then gymnastics used to mainly use grass or mats in competitions though professional tumblers have had small spring floors for the last 150 years I think. Yes I would like to see a good history in the article. Dmcq (talk) 08:04, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

When did they appear?[edit]

in gymnastics? because I know when Nadia Comaneci was a gymnast the floor wasn't sprung. Sweetie candykim (talk) 18:33, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Are you certain? Gymnastics as an exercise used normally be done in the open on the grass rather than a hard floor. Professional gymnasts have long before that used mats and spring floors as standard. When the mens gymnastics was introduced in the 1936 Olympics they had a lightly sprung floor. It is just simply dangerous to do gymnastics on a hard floor, even if somebody doesn't get killed it ruins ankles and knees. Personally I'm a bit appalled by the number of halls which still have hard floors and people do aerobics or line dance, somebody doing gymnastics on such a floor without mats is just an idiot in my opinion. Dmcq (talk) 07:51, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

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