These are the deductions as listed in the 2017-2020 Code of Points.

Form Deductions

  • These deductions can be applied to more than one event.

0.10 Deduction

crossed ankles in twist
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bent knees in twist
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leg separation in twist
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leg separation in tuck (cowboying)
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flexed feet
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lacking flexibility in split (up to 20°)
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insufficient arch position in ring leap or jump
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front leg below horizontal in split leap or jump
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back foot at head height in ring leap or jump
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insufficient arch in sheep jump
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feet between head and shoulder height in sheep jump
2r4qvd.gif
insufficient hip extension in sheep jump
2r4rph.gif
insufficient bent legs in sheep jump
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bent knees in laid out skills
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lack of precision in leap
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0.30 Deduction

lacking flexibility in split (up to 45°)
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leg separation in tuck, with knees wider than shoulder-width apart
1dzmxr.gif
back foot at shoulder height in ring leap or jump
2r4pa7.gif
knees bent at 90° in laid out skills
2y7qm8.gif

Landing Deductions

  • These deductions can be applied to all four events.
  • If there's no fall, the maximum deduction cannot exceed 0.80.

0.10 Deduction

legs apart on landing
1dzbkz.gif
staggered legs on landing
1dzbsq.gif
extra arm swings
1dzbyx.gif
loss of balance
1dzcbh.gif
step
1dzci5.gif
hop
1dzck7.gif
chest down (body posture fault)
1dzd5x.gif

0.30 Deduction

large loss of balance
1dzcde.gif
large step (wider than one meter)
1dzcsx.gif
large hop (wider than one meter)
1dzczw.gif
chest close to knees (body posture fault)
1dzd86.gif
dismount too close to the apparatus (on uneven bars and balance beam)
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0.50 Deduction

deep squat
1dzdh1.gif

1.00 Deduction

support on apparatus with one hand
1dzdpf.gif
support on apparatus with two hands
1dzdmp.gif
fall on mat to knees/ hips
1dzdwb.gif
fall on apparatus
1dze2i.gif
fall against apparatus
1dze5z.gif
fall off apparatus
1dzek8.gif

Vault Deductions

0.10 Deduction

leg separation in first flight
1dzv5q.gif
bent knees in first flight
1dzve7.gif
landing to either side of the center line
1dzomx.gif
lack of height
1giyai.gif
insufficient distance from the vault
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piking down a laid out twist
Ezgif-4-52aa8aaf75.gif

0.30 Deduction

leg separation in first flight (up to 90°)
1dzve7a.gif
twisting when contact is made with the vault table
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Other Deductions

  • Blocking off the table with one hand instead of two is a 2-point deduction.
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  • If a gymnast begins to run down the runway and stops, without touching the vault table and springboard, she is permitted another attempt but has to take a 1-point deduction.
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  • If a gymnast begins to run down the runway and stops by touching the vault table and springboard, she is given a zero.
    • 1e81sk.gif
  • Failure to land feet first results in a zero.
    • 1dzepr.gif
  • If the vault is so poorly executed that the intended vault can't be recognized, she is given a zero.
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Uneven Bars Deductions

0.10 Deduction

dead hang
1dzus0.gif
leg separation
1dzxl9.gif
missed handstand (10° to 30°)
1e06ra.gif
loss of rhythm
1ejw1b.gif
arch in handstand
1f6eg3.gif
lack of height on release move
1gdz6x.gif
catching a release move with bent arms
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catching a Pak salto at 30° to 45°
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0.30 Deduction

missed handstand (up to 45°)
2d6n81.gif
severe lack of height on release move
1gdz1o.gif
large arch in handstand
1n15fm.gif
catching a release move with arms bent at 90°
2y7q1j.gif
catching a Pak salto at 45° or more
Ezgif-3-79f6eb547d3c.gif
excessive arch in Pak salto
Ezgif-3-1ca29efb57f6.gif

0.50 Deduction

empty swing
1dzuh3.gif
hitting foot/ feet on bar
1dzm8t.gif
missed handstand (more than 45°)
1e7yc8.gif

Other Deductions

  • Kips out of Shaposhnikova transitions and variations when the gymnast finishes facing the low bar are considered empty swings and incur a 0.50 deduction. However, kips out of Shaposh-half transitions and variations when the gymnast finishes facing away from the low bar incur no deduction.
    • Ezgif-3-3e29c58489c4.gif

Balance Beam Deductions

0.10 Deduction

balance check
1dzu9k.gif
pause in preparation of element (longer than two seconds)
2bxv8k.gif
insufficient side movements
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insufficient movements or elements close to the beam
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0.30 Deduction

balance check
1e3cy8.gif
attempt without performance of an element
2y7rw4.gif

0.50 Deduction

grasping the beam to prevent falling off
1dznbx.gif
balance check
1e3cjq.gif

Other Deductions

  • Excessive arm swing between acrobatic skills in a series results in the connection between the skills not being credited.
    • Ezgif-3-0a66990d5072.gif
      • Yes, the FIG considers this "excessive".

Floor Exercise Deductions

0.10 Deduction

falling out of a turn
1hemoq.gif
pause in preparation of element (longer than two seconds)
1e3f6o.gif
adjustment (unnecessary steps)
1e3iit.gif
adjustment (unnecessary arm movements)
1e7ywq.gif
excessive arm swing before dance element
1e5gt6.gif
starting immediately with a tumbling pass
1e3esz.gif
back-to-back tumbling passes along the same acrobatic line
1e8dx3.gif
no choreography after last tumbling pass
1e3eyk.gif
artistry deduction: lack of expressiveness

0.30 Deduction

artistry deduction: lack of synchronization with the music during part of the exercise

0.50 Deduction

artistry deduction: the exercise is not connected to the music itself

Other Deductions

  • Starting a skill out of bounds causes the entire skill to not be counted towards the routine's start value.
    • 1ygoal.gif
  • Music is allowed to have human voices (vocalizing, humming, whistling, etc.), but actual words/ lyrics results in a 1-point deduction.






  • Lack of music also results in a 1-point deduction.






  • Finishing the routine after the music ends is a 2-tenth deduction.






Downgrading of Skills

  • If a twisting skill is underrotated to the point of not fully completing the twist, it's downgraded to the next twist (i.e., an incomplete triple twist is downgraded to a 2½ twist).
    • 1dzpl6.gif
  • The same applies to turns, paying attention to when the heel drops in the turn. If the heel drops too early, the turn is downgraded.
    • 1dzpax.gif
  • If a laid-out vault is severely piked or tucked in the air, it's downgraded to the piked or tucked variation, depending on the body position in the air.
    • 1e5l6b.gif
  • On vault, if the feet and any other part of the body (i.e., butt) touch at the same time on a Produnova, it's downgraded to a front handspring front tuck.
    • 1dzf77.gif
  • On beam, back layouts must maintain a stretched position in the air or will be downgraded to a D skill.
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  • If a switch ring leap lacks an arch in the back, it's downgraded to a switch leap (rated C).
    • 2r4lxh.gif
  • If a split leap lacks flexibility past 45°, it has no difficulty value and therefore is not counted towards the start value.
    • 1hz9za.gif
  • If a sheep jump lacks an arch in the back and a release of the head, it has no difficulty value and therefore is not counted towards the start value.
    • 2r4q51.gif
  • If the feet are at shoulder height or below in a sheep jump, it has no difficulty value and therefore is not counted towards the start value.
    • 2r6dsf.gif

Neutral Deductions

Neutral deductions are taken off the final score.

0.10 Deduction

stepping outside the corridor with one foot on vault
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one foot stepping out of bounds on floor exercise
1dzo0f.gif
warming up on the podium prior to the routine
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finishing a balance beam or floor exercise routine past the 90-second time limit

0.30 Deduction

stepping outside the corridor with two feet on vault
1e001r.gif
two feet stepping out of bounds on floor exercise
1dzpr7.gif
landing out of bounds with both feet on floor exercise
1dznlp.gif
not saluting the judges before/ after routine
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"excessive preparation" prior to the routine
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