In an apparatus final you perform two different Vaults and the scores are averaged to get an overall mark. In the AA competition you only get the chance to perform one Vault so it has to be right first time. It's a very dynamic event and from the run up to the landing it only takes around 10 seconds. The more summersaults and twists that you add to your vault the higher your starting mark will be. To score maximum points you need to get good height off the vault and try to be as tidy as possible.
Bars is one of the most technical pieces of apparatus which means there isn't much room for error. The low bar is 1.7 metres high and the high bar is 2.5 metres high, with almost a 2.0 metre difference between them both. You must include a full turn, a release and catch move, a high bar to low bar change and a low bar to high bar change during the routine. The aim of this apparatus is to be as tidy as possible and try to make all possible handstands.
The Beam is only 5 metres long and 10cm wide so you can guess that it's a pretty thin piece of apparatus. A beam routine must include over 8 elements which consist of summersaults, leaps and connections, you also must complete the routine within 90 seconds to avoid extra points being taken off. Wobbles on the Beam are very costly mistakes and if you fall off this apparatus you will loose one whole mark in deductions.
The Floor area is a large 12 metre sprung square where the gymnasts perform their routines. Gymnasts choose a piece of music to suit their own personality, which they can use to express themselves throughout the routine. The Floor area is covered by a combination of dance elements, leaps and tumbles and to gain a high score it is vital to stay inside the white lines.