Saveleva Larisa Anatolieva
Botova Lyubov Nikolaevna

In modern conditions of the suspension of Russian athletes from international competitions held under the auspices of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), the analysis of gymnasts' performances at continental and world championships becomes even more relevant. In these conditions, the question of maintaining the motivation of athletes to prepare a competitive team of the nearest reserve, as well as to preserve the opportunity to occupy the leading lines of the rating after admission to the international platform, is acute. 

The research purpose was to determine the competitiveness of Russian gymnasts at the 2022 Continental Championship, using the method of extrapolation of the results of national competitions. 

Research methods. The following methods were used to conduct the research: the expert evaluation method; analysis of video materials of the performances of the leaders of the European Championship, the Russian championship and the Cup of Russia 2022, analysis of the rules of the competition for the current Olympic cycle, analysis of informational letters, scientific and methodological literature to determine the components of performing skills.

The research results and their discussion. The indicators of difficulty (basic scores), scores for the performance of competitive combinations, vaults and final scores for the performances of gymnasts in the types of all-around were determined. It was revealed that the ratings of Russian gymnasts exceeded the ratings of the leaders of the European continent in the all-around, as well as in exercises on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercises. The analysis of the content of the competition programs showed significant differences in vaults and their ratings among Russian gymnasts and gymnasts of European countries. Exceeding the scores of the difficulty of the exercise «on the uneven bar» of Russian gymnasts is carried out due to more complex dismounts (double flips with two twists) and connections. The scores of the exercise «on the balance beam» are higher due to the combinatorial complexity and the connection of elements with a bouncing effect. The final score in floor exercises for Russian gymnasts is higher due to performance skills, artistry and dance skills, while the difficulty score does not differ from the score of gymnasts of European countries. 

Conclusion. The results of the conducted research allow us to conclude about the high competitiveness of Russian gymnasts in the case of their performance at the top competitions of the European level and determine the reserves for its improvement.

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