Don’t forget about the reference judges: the theory

One aspect of judging we don’t really see when watching gymnastics competitions is the role of the execution reference judges, or R-judges. Most scores we see follow a standard rule (ending in .000, .033 or .066) but sometimes we see a score that doesn’t fit, such as Daria Spiridonova scoring a 15.016 on bars atContinue reading “Don’t forget about the reference judges: the theory”

Which women’s all-around champion was the most ‘dominant’ at their competition?

Dominance is clear in modern day gymnastics, with Simone and Kohei truly dominating the all-around over multiple quads, but something I have been interested in for some time is looking at how ‘dominant’ each of their all-around winning performances were. However, rather than comparing against the other all-around finalists, I wanted to compare against theContinue reading “Which women’s all-around champion was the most ‘dominant’ at their competition?”

Which men’s all-around champion was the most ‘dominant’ at their competition?

Dominance is clear in modern day gymnastics, with Simone and Kohei truly dominating the all-around over multiple quads, but something I have been interested in for some time is looking at how ‘dominant’ each of their all-around winning performances were. However, rather than comparing against the other all-around finalists, I wanted to compare against theContinue reading “Which men’s all-around champion was the most ‘dominant’ at their competition?”