Thursday, 29 October 2015

Judging and the Name

Being a brevet judge for the last 18 years myself I sometimes question the judges especially when it comes to the BIG names lets look at this example from Glasgow.

First Icelandic gymnast from a no name federation with no power in international gymnastics. A gymnast often very close to major finals with many titles from smaller meets on vault.

Not perfect but high and pretty clean in the air. Good body position in the air.

Second a Big name gymnast whom I have high respect for.
Not perfect either sloppy form not great hight from the top of the table and piked in the hips throughout. Maybe a slightly better landing.

Yet the second vault scores higher from the Judges than the first one .

Makes you wonder.