Difficulty TUM

If you think that you have mastered D judging, then it’s time to check your skills with the tumblers! In less than ten seconds, you will need to identify 8 different elements, so you will need to use an even simpler numeric system.
Each skill has its numeric code and its respective difficulty value, according the FIG Code of Points (here).
In this subarea you will find a diverse set of videos covering different ranges of difficulty scores, so you can assess your own evolution and get ready to follow the awe-inspiring tumbling events (under construction).

Difficulty calculation principles

1. Only elements terminating on the feet will be evaluated.
2. Cartwheels have no difficulty value
3.1 Aerials, flic-flacs, round-offs and front hand-springs 0.1 pts
3.2 Whipbacks (tempo salto) 0.2 pts
4. Somersaults:
4.1 Each somersault (360°) 0.5 pts
4.2 Single somersaults done in the pike or straight position, without twist, will receive a bonus of 0.1 pts
4.3 Each front somersault will receive a bonus of 0.1 pts
5. Somersaults with twisting:
5.1 Single somersault:
- 1 twist (180°) 0.2 pts
- Each 1 twist more than two (2) twists (720°) 0.3 pts
- Each 1 twist more than three (3) twists (1080°) 0.4 pts
5.2 Double somersaults:
- 1 twist (180°) 0.1 pts
- Each 1 twist more than one (1) twist (360°) 0.2 pts
- Each 1 twist more than two (2) twists (720°) 0.3 pts
- Each 1 twist more than three (3) twists (1080°) 0.4 pts
5.3 Triple somersaults:
- Each 1 twist (up to 360°) 0.3 pts
- Each 1 twist more than one (1) twist (360°) 0.4 pts
6. Multiple somersaults - with or without twist
6.1 Double somersaults performed in the piked position will receive a bonus of 0.1 points and triple somersaults in the piked position will receive a bonus of 0.2 points.
6.2 Double somersaults performed in the straight position will receive a bonus of 0.2 points and triple somersaults in the straight position will receive a bonus of 0.4 points.
6.3 In double somersaults the value of the element, including any twist, any bonus for position will be doubled.
6.4 In triple somersaults the value of the element, including any twist, any bonus for position will be tripled.
6.5 In quadruple somersaults the value of the element, including any twist, any bonus for position will be quadrupled.
7. Women competition only: The second, third, etc. element with minimum difficulty of 2.0 in one pass will receive a bonus of 1.0 pts
8. At Youth/Junior competitions
- single element is limited to 4.3 pts. Elements with higher difficulty can be performed, but will get the limited difficulty value of 4.3 pts.
- quadruple somersaults are not allowed and will result in a disqualification from the competition.
9. At Age Groups competitions §18.1 of the FIG Code of Points (see 6. above) will apply. For the different age groups this means following limitations to the difficulty in a single element:
- 11-12 years: 2.7 pts
- 13-14 years: 3.5 pts
- 15-16 years: 4.3 pts
- 17-21 years: 4.3 pts
For 11-12 years old, triple somersaults are prohibited, for all age groups quadruple somersaults are prohibited. Any abuse of this rules will result in the disqualification of the gymnast.