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Encyclopedia > Uneven bars (gymnastics)

The uneven bars or asymmetric bars is a artistic gymnastics apparatus. It is only used by female gymnasts. It is made of a metal or steel frame. The bars are made of wood or plastic or composite materials. Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which competitors perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus, obviously less for vaulting (see lists below). ... Female symbol Female is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces egg cells. ... Gymnasts are people who participate in the sports of either artistic gymnastics or rhythmic gymnastics. ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily forms ions (cations) and has metallic bonds, and metals are sometimes described as a lattice of positive ions (cations) in a cloud of electrons. ... The old steel cable of a colliery winding tower Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. ... A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood derives from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... Plastic bottles for recycling Plastic is a term that covers a range of synthetic or semisynthetic polymerization products. ... Composite materials (or composites for short) are engineering materials made from two or more components. ...

Russia's Svetlana Khorkina on the Uneven Bars
Russia's Svetlana Khorkina on the Uneven Bars

Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Svetlana Vasilievna Khorkina (Russian: Светлана Васильевна Хоркина, born January 19, 1979 in Belgorod, Russia) is Russias most successful female gymnast to date; winner of several world championship events and Olympic medals. ...

Dimensions

  • Height including about 20cm for landing mats:
    • upper bar: 246 cm
    • lower bar: 166 cm
  • Length of the bars: 240 cm
  • Diagonal distance between the two bars: 130–180 cm (adjustable)

Scoring

As with other gymnastic events scoring is based on the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique's Code of Points (these are not available online). And common to other artistic gymnastics events judges look at difficulty and form (which can be described, perhaps, as elegance and control). Judges will award points for holding the body straight at the handstand point of a swing, ease of movement between the bars and fluency of motion. Judges will penalise unplanned swings used to regain lost momentum, clipping the other bar with a stray foot and a whole half a point is lost if the competitor falls off the bars. As with events the dismount is important, the judges looking for a stuck landing: both feet hitting the mat at the same time, feet together, with no steps, hops or strides required to maintain balance. The Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) or International Federation of Gymnastics (IFG) is the governing body of competitive gymnastics. ... The Code of Points describes the scoring of artistic gymnastics. ... Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which competitors perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus, obviously less for vaulting (see lists below). ...


There are also required movements such as a movement from the lower to the upper bar, a movement from the upper to the lower bar and a movement wherein the gymnast's centre of gravity moves towards the bar.


External links

  • US Gym Net's glossary of uneven bars skills

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Uneven bars (gymnastics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (258 words)
And common to other artistic gymnastics events judges look at difficulty and form (which can be described, perhaps, as elegance and control).
Judges will penalise unplanned swings used to regain lost momentum, clipping the other bar with a stray foot and a whole half a point is lost if the competitor falls off the bars.
There are also required movements such as a movement from the lower to the upper bar, a movement from the upper to the lower bar and a movement wherein the gymnast's centre of gravity moves towards the bar.
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