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The disciplines recognised by Federation International de Gymnastique (FIG) and Gymnastics Australia are:
For further technical specifications see the FIG Apparatus Norms Guide 2015 available on their website.
There are six competitive apparatus in the MAG:
The standard performance area for both men and women is 12m x 12m. The border is 100cm minimum and where there is a delimitation strip between the performance area and the border, the strip is 5cm wide and included as part of the performance area.
Preference should be given to uniform colours. The thickness of the mats for pommel is 100mm and for all other events, 200mm.
There are four competitive apparatus in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics:
Aerobic Gymnastics requires the ability to perform continuous complex and high intensity movement patterns to music, which originates from traditional aerobic. Aerobic gymnasts can compete in following classes:
The performance area for single events is 7m x 7m and the performance area for duo, trio and groups is 10m x 10m. The competition area is surrounded by a black delimitation strip.The border is horizontal, even and at the same height
as the performance area. It is 100cm in area. The safety zone is also 100cm.
Trampoline gymnastics has three apparatus:
Section 2.5 (pages 101 to 122) of the document FIG Apparatus Norms 2015 provides the technical information for each apparatus. These norms include safety padding, platforms (end decks) and mats.
Acrobatic gymnastics has the same performance area as Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics.Below is a summary table of surfaces of apparatus, safety zones and total surfaces for the various gymnastics disciplines:
Fédération Internationale De Gymnastique (FIG) Apparatus Norms 2015. www.gymnastics.sport/site/
The information in this guide is general in nature and cannot be relied upon as professional advice concerning the design of, or marking out for, sporting facilities and playing areas. No assurance is given as to the accuracy of any information contained in this guide and readers should not rely on its accuracy. Readers should obtain their own independent and professional advice in relation to their proposed sporting activity.
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