* 2-2-1b Revises the conditions for repeating an exercise.
Rationale: Repeating an exercise is based on the conditions surrounding the interference of the exercise and not because the participant believes she can receive a higher score.
*3-1-3a Clarifies that matting for the working and landing area shall be a minimum thickness of 4 ¾ inches (12 cm).
* 3-1-3b Specifies that the maximum matting including a sting mat shall not exceed 19 inches in thickness.
Rationale: The change to the maximum matting allows the gymnast to use any configuration of manufactured mats and not exceed the maximum total matting permitted.
*4-1-2E, 7-3-5, 8-3-5, 9-3-5 Deletes specific Bonus requirements and replaces them with revised requirements.
* 4-4-1, 2 and 3 Specifies that the range shall be determined by the average score.
* 5-1-4 Clarifies the categories for an inquiry.
* 5-1-6a Clarifies when a deduction for exceeding warm-up time or warming-up in the competitive area is taken.
*5-1-6b Specifies that mathematical errors are an exception to the inquiry process.
*5-1-6c Deletes the deduction for inquiries involving judgment.
*6-2-5b new NOTE 3 Adds a NOTE clarifying that a vault performed without the signal does not count as one of the 3 authorized attempts.
*6-4-2a Adds a deduction for alternate repulsion, up to 0.2, in the repulsion phase.
* 6-5-1 new c Specifies that there is no deduction for the coach standing between the board and vault table on a round-off entry vault.
*6-5-2g, Deletes signaling as a deduction.
*6-5-2h(1) Permits the use of Velcro strips, tape or small chalk marks on the vault runway provided they are removed at the end of the rotation.
*6-6-2 (2.207), 6-6-2 (2.301) Changes the value of a ¼ - ¾ vault to 9.0 and clarifies that a ¼ - ¾ vault may end facing toward or away from the vault table.
*7-3-3a, 8-3-3a, 9-3-3a Changes category name to “variety in choice of elements and connections” in Composition and provides additional guidelines for deductions.
*7-3-4c(8) NOTES 1 and 2 Specifies how to deduct for an extra swing.
*7-4 Fig. 1 Revises the Figure to reflect the lack of a deduction from 0° - 10°.
*7-6 Adds new elements to uneven bars: each type of kip is a different element; hang on HB-uprise backward to clear support on HB, also with ½ turn or with flank vault over HB; clear underswing on LB, release and counter movement forward in flight to hang on HB, facing inward-stalder backward with release and counter movement forward in flight to hang on HB (Ray); underswing (toe-on) with ½ turn to clear support on same bar.
*8-2-3, 9-2-3 Clarifies the exception regarding using a single element twice to fulfill two series requirements.
*8-6 Adds the following elements to balance beam: swtch leg lep/jp 135° w/wo ¼; ring/stag-ring lp/jp at waist height; switch leg lp/jp 180°; side split jp 180°; side split jp 180° w/ ½; switch leg lp/jp 180° w/ ¼ to side split; switch leg lp/jp 180° w/ ¼ to straddle pike; switch leg lp/jp to ring at head height; ring/stag/ring lp/jp at head height; forward shoulder roll, backward shoulder roll; jump backward with ½ twist to walkover forward (Onodi).
*8-6-8 (8.301a) Deletes a series of walkovers forward.
*9-1-1 Revises required area for placement of the floor exercise mat to specify that the padded competitive area should be centered in an area of 42 feet x 42 feet.
*9-3-5b Clarifies floor exercise, superiors, high superiors and advanced high superiors may be included in one connected pass without being directly connected.
*9-3-7o new 1 Clarifies that music may have human sounds but no words may be spoken or sung.
*9-6 Adds the following elements to floor exercise: ring/stag ring lp/jp at waist height; ring/stag ring lp/jp w/wo ½ at head height; ring/stag ring w 1/1 at head height; split jp 180° with 1 ½; lp 1 ½ twist in horizontal to prone (Khorkina); all saltos to prone; a series of saltos, one forward and one backward; a series of saltos backward; a series of saltos backward tucked, piked or stretched with 1/1 twist in both saltos; a series of whip saltos backward; from take-off forward from one or both legs-salto sideward tucked, piked or stretched.
Rationale: Specifies the value of new elements.
*3-1-3a-d, 6-1, 7-1, 8-1, 9-1 Reformatting of all event equipment specifications to an easier to read format.
* 3-3 new NOTE, 3-3-5, 3-3-8 Clarifies the authority and criteria for the state association to authorize exceptions to the competitive rules to provide a reasonable accommodation to individual participants.
*6-5-2 new d Clarifies the deduction for failure to use the board safety mat and have a spotter present on the vault.
*9-6-8, 9-6-9, 9-6 new 10 Element illustrations are rearranged for new elements.
2012-14 GIRLS GYMNASTICS EDITORIAL CHANGES
1, 3 new NOTE, 6-3-4h-o, 6-4-3, 6-4-4h-p, 6-5-1a-f, 7-3-3b, 7-6-8 (8.302), 8-2-3c, 8-3-3b, 8-5b(2), 8-6-1 (1.201), 8-6-11 (11.203a, 11.303a, 11.403a, 11.407), 9-2-3a(1), 9-3-5b, 9-5b(2), 9-6-1, 9-6-8 (8.203, 8.303, 8.403), 9-6-9 (9.202, 9.302, 9.304, 9.402, New 9.204, 9.405), 9-6 new 10 (New 10.201, New 10.301, New 10.401)
Corrections to 2012-14 Rules Book
2013 Gymnastics Questions and Answers (1-28-13)
12-13 Gymnastics Questions and Clarifications (9-26-12)
Balance Beam Guide Sheet (9/26/12)
Floor Exercise Guide Sheet (9/26/12)
Uneven Bars Guide Sheet (9/26/12)
General and Vault Guide Sheet (9/26/12)
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