Tag Archives: Pommel Horse

Definition: Scissors

Scissors: A combination requirement in a competitive routine on the pommel horse, which combines single leg, cuts and undercuts. It begins in a stride support and ends up in the opposite stride support. Scissors: A movement of the legs in a dance skill where the legs switch from split to other split. e.g, a scissors […]

Definition: Roth

Roth: A pommel horse skill named after U.S. gymnast Bill Roth. The skill is performed from a cross support, rearways, reverse Stockli, wendeswing forward to reverse Stockli to cross support forward on other end, without touching pommels. The skill has been rated as a C level skill by the F.I.G.

Definition: Pommel Horse

Pommel Horse: A men’s gymnastics event performed on an apparatus 115 centimeters high, 35 centimeters wide, and 160 centimeters long, with two pommels on the top, adjusted between 40 and 45 centimeters apart. A pommel horse routine consists of a series of circular movements and required scissors elements performed with one or both hands on […]

Definition: Leg Circle

Leg Circle: A basic and standard pommel-horse move where a gymnast keeps the legs together and swings them in a full circle around the horse, with each hand alternately lifted in turn from the pommel to let the legs pass. It is also performed on some of the other gymnastics apparatuses including floor, parallel bars […]