The relationship between the artistic, execution and difficulty scores and the final score of the athletes competing in the 13th European Aerobic Gymnastics Championship

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Aerobic gymnastics, artistic score, difficulty score, execution score


The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the scores from the artistic, execution and difficulty components of the exercise to find a place in the ranking of athletes who participated in different categories in the 15-17 age group at the 13th European Aerobic Gymnastics Championships. The research was conducted as a descriptive study with data in a publicly available, raw format. The results that determined the ranking of the athletes were taken from the official results book of the competition. Before selecting the tests to be applied to the data obtained from the study, the Shapiro-Wilk normality test was applied, and it was found that the data did not have a normal distribution. For this reason, the Mann Whitney U test was used to determine the score differences in the men’s singles and women’s singles categories, and the Kruskal Wallis H test was used to determine the score differences in the mixed pairs, trio and group categories. The Spearman correlation test was used to determine the relationship between the artistic, execution and difficulty scores and the final score. Statistically significant differences by category were found when comparing artistic, execution, difficulty and result scores (p <0.05). In addition, a very high positive and significant correlation was found between the artistic, execution and difficulty ratings and the final grade (p<0.01). It can be inferred that it is important to take the necessary training measures to improve performance, which requires a combination of highly technical and complex skills to maximize the difficulty, execution and artistic scores, which are directly related to the final score.


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How to Cite

Keskin, Özlem. (2024). The relationship between the artistic, execution and difficulty scores and the final score of the athletes competing in the 13th European Aerobic Gymnastics Championship. Journal of ROL Sport Sciences, 5(2), 272–284.