Definition: Ring Jump

Definition: Ring Jump

Ring jumps and ring leaps are done on both the floor and beam. Gymnasts jump off both feet, lift their legs into a 180 degree or more split, but also put their head back and arch their back while bending their back leg up like they are trying to touch her head. The skill requires and demonstrates an above average degree of flexibility and requires the gymnast take their eyes off the beam, making landing it on beam much more difficult than a normal jump. Variations of ring jump type movements include ring leaps and a switch split ring leaps.



The above is a syndicated photo, which originally appeared at It’s About Artistic Gymnastics.


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