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I have already seen this system in action in several meets over the last couple years. It is theoretically possible to get a 10 for difficulty, but you may never see one because the execution deductions are so severe that gymnasts and their coaches are reluctant to risk using routines that the gymnasts cannot perform consistently well, which results in even the best gymnasts doing routines that rarely top out higher than the low to mid 7's for difficulty, with routines topping out in the 6's if done right being the norm. If a gymnast consistently gets total scores averaging anywhere higher than 15, he/she will win a hell of a lot of medals, and if those total scores exceed 16 regularly, a lot of those medals will be gold.
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