Definition: Pak Salto

Pak Salto: An uneven bar move in which the gymnast releases the high bar, does a backward flip, and catches the low bar. Named for North Korean gymnast Gyong Sil Pak, who created it.  USA Gymnastics rates this skill as a “D” level difficulty skill.

Here is a video of the originator of the Pak salto, Gyong Sil Pak, doing it in a routine at the 1991 World Gymnastics Championships and scoring a 9.800.

This is a syndicated photo, which originally appeared at Gymnastics Gifs.

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