Tag Archives: Tumbling

Definition: Cartwheel

Cartwheel: A gymnastics movement where the gymnast moves sideways (in the motion the wheel of a cart would follow) in a straight line alternately placing the hands and feet on the ground and finishing with the body coming up to a lunge landing position.  The name cartwheel is so named because when a gymnast performs […]

Definition: Barani

Barani: A forward somersault with a half-twist. The skill is most often done in the layout  position  and the twist is done with a ¼ in, ¼ out twist timing. In TnT (Tumbling and Trampoline) competitions, a barani is any front somersault skill with a ½ twist (the twisting can be done as a ½ in, ¼-¼ or […]