The FIG Trampoline Newsletter No. 9 / May 2004

World Cup Series 2003 - 2004

The start of the new World Cup Series for 2003/2004 began late in 2003. Organisers had to be assured first, that with the new World Cup Rules all of the best gymnasts would take part.
The whole TRA TC would like to express their grateful thanks to all of the organizers, who ran these events, in most cases, after very short notice. The Federations from around the World have already thanked the various organizers, by their participation at these events. The record numbers of entries have proven that the World Cup Series is seen as the most prestigious event apart from our World and Continental Championships. Due to the number of entries and respecting the wishes of most of the participating federations we agreed to a format for future World Cups:

  • Thu: Arrival
  • Fri: Training / Qualification Ind / Syn
  • Sat: Finals / Ind / Syn
  • Sun: Departure

    At the last World Cup in Moscow two of our athletes scored new World Records for difficulty.
    Irina Karavaeva (RUS) performed an outstanding 15.3 on Trampoline and Elena Charbanenko, (UKR) powered to a 10.6 in her Tumbling routine.

    Events of the World Cup Series 2003/2004:

    2003 June 11-14 Levallois / FRA
    2003 August 28-30 Ostend / BEL
    2003 September 04-06 Prague / CZE
    2004 March 12-14 Aachen / GER
    2004 April 15-17 Upplands Väsby / SWE
    2004 April 22-24 Moscow / RUS
    2004 July 15-17 Savognin / SUI

    The Final has already been awarded to Algiers / ALG, thanks to the great efforts of Mr. Mohamed Yamani, President of the Gymnastics Union of Africa. The contract was signed during a visit of

    President Grandi to Algiers. The date of the World Cup Final is the 2nd of December 2004. We all look forward to first FIG World Cup Final to be held in the Continent of Africa.

    Olympic Games Athens 2004

    The Trampoline test event in Athens was very well prepared and was run exactly to the planned schedule for the OG. Together with the sports management we were able to sort out some smaller adjustments. Also the final test with ORIS was satisfying, so that we are all sure, that our event at the Olympic Games will be the expected highlight of the cycle.

    The Technical Committee has assigned the performance judges for the Olympic Games and this proposal was approved by the FIG Executive Committee.:

  • Dimosthenis Chrisospathis, GRE, Cat 2
  • Marcos Oliveira, BRA, Cat2
  • Fermin Perez Branca, ESP, Cat 2
  • Vladimir Zeman, CZE, Cat 2
  • Martin Thorsson, SWE, Cat 2

    The TC members will fulfil all other tasks in the judge’s panels.

    Code of Points

    After long internal discussions and taking into consideration the proposals and wishes of the member federations, many officials, coaches and athletes the TC members were able to discuss with at the World Championships and all World Cups, the TC finalised the Code of Points 2005 -

    2008 at their last meeting in May in Edinburgh. With this we were able to fulfil our own set time schedule for this new Code he important changes in particular are:


    5.3     At World and Continental Championships,World Cups, Olympic Games and World Games in addition to § 1.1, § 1.2, § 5.1.1, § 5.1.2 and § 5.1.3 further requirements must be fulfilled in the voluntary routines:

    5.3.1     The first routine in the Qualification Round includes elements (skills) with counting difficulty. The difficulty of these elements will be added to the execution score. The number of elements will be set by the TRA TC (re. § 5.1.2 special requirements)
    5.3.2     In the second routine none of the elements already counted for difficulty in the first routine can be repeated, otherwise the difficulty of those elements will not be considered for calculation. (see15.4)
    5.3.3     In Finals any elements from the first and second routines can be repeated. (as per § 1.2.1 and § 5.1.3).

    All other § of the Code were changed accordingly and new requirements were set as follows:


    First routine valid from 1. January 2005

    Requirements for the 1. Routine of the Qualifying Round at World and Continental Championships, World Cups, Olympic Games and World Games:

    1. The routine consists of 10 different elements, each with a minimum of 270° somersault rotation.
    2.     2 elements (skills) will have difficulty ratings. This difficulty will be added to the execution score to give the total score for the first routine. All skills of the routine have to be written down on the competition card and the placement of the 2 skills counting for difficulty must be marked with an asterisk (*).
    3.     None of these 2 elements (skills) may be repeated in the second routine of the qualifying round otherwise the difficulty will not be counted.


    First routine valid from 1. January 2005

    Requirements for the 1. Routine of the Qualifying Round at Youth Championships:

    The routine consists of 10 different elements, only one skill allowed with less than a minimum of 270° somersault rotation. Each element meeting the requirement must be marked with an asterisk (*) on the competition card. These requirements cannot be fulfilled by combining them into one element but must be performed as separate elements.

    1.   one (1) element to front or back,
    2.   one (1) element from front or back - in combination with requirement No. 1,
    3.   one (1) double front or back somersault with or without twist,
    4.   one (1) element with a minimum of 540o twist.


    18.1*   Degree of difficulty:
    The difficulty of each element is calculated on the following basis:

    18.1.1   Only elements terminating on the feet will be evaluated.
    18.1.2   Cartwheels have no difficulty value.
    18.1.3   Each 1/2 twist (180°) (with the exception in §   0.2 pts
    18.1.4   Each somersault (360°)   0.5 pts
    18.1.5   Each 360° of front or side somersault rotation will receive a bonus of   0.1 points
    18.1.6*   Single somersaults or less: Aerials, flic-flacs, round-offs and front hand-springs   0.2 pts Whipbacks (tempo salto)   0.3 pts   Single somersaults done in the piked or straight position, without twist, will receive a bonus of 0.1 points.   In single somersaults with more than 1 twist (360°), the difficulty of twist will be as follows

    Each 1 twist more than 1 twist (360°)     0.3
    Each 1 twist more than 2 twists (720°)     0.4
    Each 1 twist more than 3 twists (1080°)     0.5
    Each 1 twist more than 4 twists (1440°)     0.6
    15.5   Somersaults will not be considered as repetitions if they are preceded by a different element.

    Double Mini - Tramp

    Degree of difficulty

    18.1.6   In double and triple somersaults the value of the element, including any twist, will be doubled.

    Tumbling and DMT

    Landing deductions (new)

    or make the following deductions on the instruction of the Chair of Judges Panel: after landing, touching the track or landing zone/area with one or both hands 0.2 pts landing outside the outer lines of the track or landing zone 0.4 pts   after landing, falling to the knees, hands & knees, front, back or seat on the track or landing area 0.4 pts assistance from a spotter after landing 0.4 pts   after landing in the landing area or on the track, leaving the landing area or the track, or outside the landing area or touching the floor with any part of the body 0.5 pts

    21.5 delete all details

    The Technical Committee wishes all athletes that the last months of preparation for the Olympic Games will be without any injuries and that all then can compete at their highest level at the top event of the cycle!

    Horst KUNZE, President of the Trampoline Technical Committee

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