There are some backward roll safety concerns regarding neck injuries, especially when young beginner gymnasts are first learning them.
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 […]
A photo animation of Kristina Baskett doing a 1-arm handstand.
An interesting question about whether Level 9 gymnasts are allowed to do double fronts on floor, but more interesting if they actually do it.
Limber: A frontward or backward gymnastics flexibility skill that is similar to a walkover except the legs remain together at all times. The skill begins on the feet, passes through a handstand and finishes on the feet again in a stand. A front limber requires more shoulder and lower back flexibility than a walkover.
Johnson: A gymnastics floor skill named after U.S. gymnast Brandy Johnson. It consists of a switch-split leap forward with leg change and Â¼ turn to side split leap or straddle pike position. The skill has been rated by the FIG as an A level skill and the FIG number is 1.205. This is a good […]