Perhaps I live more under a rock than most people, but I had never heard of Acrobatic Gymnastics until I found this video. While not yet an Olympic sport, it is growing in popularity and many think this could replace Rhythmic Gymnastics one day. After you watch this group performance at the 2010 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, you’ll see why!
As with any judged sport, many factors go into the score. In Acrobatic Gymnastics, there are categories for difficulty, execution, and artistry. You can score up to 10 in each ( and sometimes more in difficulty) totaling up to 30. The originality of the Ukraine trio is off the charts, but there is no denying that this trio have little to no deductions and flies really high!
The Russian team ended up leaving the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships with the most metals, but this was their only gold metal.