Rules to play Gymnastics
The eight gymnasts with the highest individual scores in each apparatus move on to compete for an individual event title in that apparatus. So if youre thinking of the overall competition as a baseball game, then you can imagine the event finals as a kind of home run derby, allowing the athletes to demonstrate their top skills in the event they do best.
The image of three judges holding up cards with their scores based on a ten point scale has become somewhat iconic, but the perfect ten model was changed after it caused confusion in the 2004 Games. Now there is no maximum score, because there is no limit to how many difficulty points a gymnast can earn. Gymnastics athletes gain or lose points based on the decisions of two judges panels.