WARM-UP ON THE FIELD OF PLAY
Following several comments and requests made by gymnasts during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the EC unanimously agreed that athletes taking part in the Apparatus finals in Artistic Gymnastics must have the opportunity to warm up on the apparatus on the field of play, as already allowed in the All-Around and Team competitions. The right to have a one-touch warm-up will come into force as soon as the amendment to the Technical Regulations is approved by the FIG Council.
About fucking time!!! It’s heinous that they took them away and took so long to give them back, but at least that nightmare is over.
Here’s to better finals!
Well thank the Lord. I can’t get over that they took it away in the first place! Argh!
It was a no-brainer.
Oops already posted in the general thread.
Excellent… a great reinstatement.
It really says a lot that this was a unanimous decision.
Does the FIC Council have to approve this at an FIG Council meeting? Looks like that’s not til May, so Worlds would still be dumb if this approval requires pomp and circumstance for some reason.
I’m looking forward to watching men’s vault finals without being scared for the gymnasts’ lives.
I’m still traumatized by Ait Said’s 2016 vault mishap. I get all tense watching men’s vault now.
This is excellent. Give the gymnasts a chance to be their best.
great! No valid reason it ever went away! Now I wish we could get lunges back!
I thought lunges were definitely back starting in 2022.
I am not sure about that one, but I know for a fact they eliminated the corner rule about standing on two feet. Gymnasts don’t have to make a stork leg for four seconds while they take a breather.
Will they have 1 touch at Worlds?
While allowing controlled lunges with no deduction on floor was one of the proposed changes, it was ultimately excluded from the final/published version of the 2022-2024 COP.
Well, that’s disappointing. WTF? I don’t understand what they’re trying to prove. That determining whether a lunge is controlled or not is too difficult? Screw them. They’re lazy.
This happens literally every quad where this is proposed and never makes it into the final code.