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Definition: Shushunova

Shushunova: Elena Shushunova is a former Soviet, Russian gymnast who was a European, World and Olympic Champion. Shushunova was the first to perform several unique and difficult skills, named after her including her signature Shushunova (a straddle jump to land in a front lying support) on floor exercise, a release on the unevens (back giant […]

Definition: Def

Def: This is an uneven bars release move that is essentially full twisting Gienger, which makes it a back 1&1/2 twisting somersault release move. The originator of the skill was French gymnast, Jacques Def. In women’s gymnastics, Snejana Hristakieva was the first gymnast to do the skill in 1992. Even in women’s gymnastics, though, this […]

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