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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
1dzmh6
bent knees in twist
1dzoah
leg separation in twist
1dzmmk
leg separation in tuck (cowboying)
1fdzsk
flexed feet
1dzogl
lacking flexibility in split (up to 20 degrees)
1e0170
open ring position in sheep jump
1e053g
bent knees in laid out skills
1e01ik

0.30 Deduction

lacking flexibility in split (up to 45 degrees)
1hz9za
leg separation in tuck, with knees wider than shoulder-width apart
1dzmxr

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

0.30 Deduction

large loss of balance
1dzcde
large step (wider than one meter)
1dzcsx
large hop (wider than one meter)
1dzczw
chest close to knees (body posture fault)
1dzd86

0.50 Deduction

deep squat
1dzdh1

1.00 Deduction

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

Vault Deductions

0.10 Deduction

leg separation in first flight
1dzv5q
bent knees in first flight
1dzve7
landing to either side of the center line
1dzomx
lack of height
1giyai
insufficient distance from the vault
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piking down a laid out twist
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0.30 Deduction

leg separation in first flight (up to 90 degrees)
1dzve7a
twisting when contact is made with the vault table
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0.50 Deduction

Other Deductions

  • Blocking off the table with one hand instead of two is a 2-point deduction.
    • 1dzvty
  • 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.
    • 1e820a
  • If a gymnast begins to run down the runway and stops by touching the vault table and springboard, she is given a zero.
    • 1e81sk
  • Failure to land feet first results in a zero.
    • 1dzepr

Uneven Bars Deductions

0.10 Deduction

dead hang
1dzus0
leg separation
1dzxl9
missed handstand (10 to 30 degrees)
1e05ln
loss of rhythm
1ejw1b
arch in handstand
1f6eg3
lack of height on release move
1gdz6x

0.30 Deduction

missed handstand (up to 45 degrees)
1e06ra
severe lack of height on release move
1gdz1o
large arch in handstand
1n15fm

0.50 Deduction

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

Balance Beam Deductions

0.10 Deduction

balance check
1dzu9k

0.30 Deduction

balance check
1e3cy8

0.50 Deduction

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

Floor Exercise Deductions

0.10 Deduction

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

0.30 Deduction

0.50 Deduction

Other Deductions

  • Starting a skill out of bounds causes the entire skill to not be counted towards the routine's start value.
    • 1ygoal
  • Music is allowed to have human voices (vocalizing, humming, whistling, etc.), but actual words/ lyrics results in a 1-point deduction.
    • Ksenia Afanasyeva (RUS) FX - Stuttgart Team Challenge Final01:44

      Ksenia Afanasyeva (RUS) FX - Stuttgart Team Challenge Final






  • Lack of music also results in a 1-point deduction.
    • Samantha Shapiro - Floor Exercise - 2008 Pacific Rim Championships02:15

      Samantha Shapiro - Floor Exercise - 2008 Pacific Rim Championships






  • Finishing the routine after the music ends is a 2-tenth deduction.
    • Samantha Peszek - Floor Exercise - 2008 Visa Championships - Day 101:49

      Samantha Peszek - Floor Exercise - 2008 Visa Championships - Day 1






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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • On beam, back layouts must maintain a stretched position in the air or will be downgraded to a D skill.
    • 1e038y

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
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
Aliya Mustafina - Balance Beam - 2011 AT&T American Cup01:40

Aliya Mustafina - Balance Beam - 2011 AT&T American Cup

0.30 Deduction

stepping outside the corridor with two feet on vault
1e001r
two feet stepping out of bounds on floor exercise
1dzpr7
landing out of bounds with both feet on floor exercise
1dznlp
not saluting the judges before/ after routine
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