Commonwealth Games gymnastics: how is gymnastics scored at Birmingham 2022

England are looking to increase their medal haul in the gymnastics

The gymnastics continues to be a happy hunting ground for Team England at the Commonwealth Games.

Team England have won gold in both the men’s and women’s team events so far, as well as gold and silver in the men’s all-around individual final.

The women’s Individual All-Around Final is up next.

But how is it scored?

Here is all you need to know:

How is gymnastics scored at the Commonwealth Games?

British Gymnastics explains on events are scored.

On its website it says: “In simple terms, gymnasts have two different scores, the D score (difficulty of the routine) and the E score (execution of the routine aka how neat and tidy it is!).

“All gymnasts begin with a 10.0 execution score which then has points removed for faults such as bent legs, arms and falls.

“Their difficulty score is then created separately by adding up the hardest moves in their routine and marks are also given for specific requirements.

“Both of these scores are then added together to give a final score, there is no “perfect score” , hence why we see scores ranging from around 11 up to around 16 which is generally considered a world class score!”

How to watch the gymnastics?

The women’s Individual All-Around Final is being covered by BBC - including on the iPlayer.

James Hall of Team England competes on pommel horse during the Men`s All-Around Final on day three of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Arena Birmingham on July 31, 2022 on the Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

What happened in the team events?

Teenager Ondine Achampong nailed her crucial final vault to land women’s team gymnastics gold for England at Arena Birmingham on a night that could have spelled the swansong of former world medallist Claudia Fragapane.

In her first major multi-sports competition, 18-year-old Achampong shrugged off the inevitable nerves to score 14.15, enough to see off the surging Australian team, who had reduced the deficit to a mere 0.05 points going into the final rotation.

But it was Fragapane, a gymnast at the opposite end of her career, who brought the house down with a stirring floor routine that, whilst failing to land her a place in the individual final, proved a fitting send-off from her Commonwealth Games career as she claimed a fifth gold medal.

Alice Kinsella, Georgia-Mae Fenton and Kelly Simm were the other members of England’s victorious team.

England, who were pipped by Canada to gold on the Gold Coast four years ago, started as heavy favourites to regain their title but it fell to a series of cool-headed vault performances to see them safely over the line.

Besides the battle to beat the Australians, the secondary narrative became a fight between England team-mates to secure the two places per nation available for all-around and individual apparatus finals.

Birmingham-born Kinsella topped the all-around qualifying standings on 54.450, 0.3 clear of second-placed Achampong, with Fenton, who finished fourth, the unlucky one to be eliminated.

But Fenton, the defending champion, will contest the uneven bars final after a top-scoring 14.0 ahead of Achampong, who was hugely impressive on what was her debut in senior international competition.

Kinsella, the 2019 European champion, was second best on beam behind Australia’s Georgia Godwin, with Fenton taking third and with it England’s second final place over Achampong by virtue of a higher execution rating.

Kinsella again top-scored with 13.450 on the floor while, where Achampong will join her in the final. Fragapane finished well adrift of the final places with 12.450, but appeared content as the final twists and turns of her career played out.

Scotland’s Shannon Archer had a successful night, top-scoring in vault qualifying with 13.5 and also reaching the horizontal bars final, while she will be joined by compatriot Cara Kennedy in the all-around final.