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Women’s TC names five original Gymnastics elements for their inventors

 
Publication date : 21/12/2018

It is a way of achieving immortality in Gymnastics: gymnasts who have original elements named after them in the Code of Points assure that their names will live on in the sport, years after they have taken their final bows on the international stage.

At year end, the FIG Women’s Technical Committee approved five new elements – one on Vault and two each on Balance Beam and Floor Exercise - to be named for the gymnasts who performed them. With the exception of one that was presented first at the UEG 2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualification in Baku (AZE), all elements were successfully performed during the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha (QAT) for the first time at an international competition. The new elements, which will be published in the Code of Points, are as follows:

Vault

THE BILES
Performed first at the 2018 World Championships by Simone Biles (USA)
Apparatus: Vault
Element description: Round off flic-flac with ½ turn (180°) on – stretched salto fwd with 2/1 turn (720°) off.
Element value: 6.40
Element number in Code of Points: 5.34
Name awarded: The Biles

Balance Beam

THE JURKOWSKA-KOWALSKA
Performed first at the 2018 World Championships by Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska (POL)
Apparatus: Balance Beam
Element description: Dismount – Gainer salto stretched with 2/1 twist (720°) at end of the beam.
Element value: E
Element number in Code of Points: 6.507
Name awarded: The Jurkowska-Kowalska

THE OLAFSDOTTIR
Performed first at the 2018 World Championships by Sonja Olafsdottir (ISL)
Apparatus: Balance Beam
Element description: Dismount – Gainer salto tucked with 11/2 twist (540°) at end of the beam.
Element value: D
Element number in Code of Points: 6.407
Name awarded: The Olafsdottir

Floor Exercise

THE NGUYEN
Performed first at the 2018 World Championships by Tienna K. Nguyen (VIE)
Apparatus: Floor Exercise
Element description: 2/1 (720°) turn starting with free leg at horizontal, lowering to complete the turn in wolf position
Element value: C
Element number in Code of Points: 2.306
Name awarded: The Nguyen

THE BERAR
Performed first at the UEG YOG Qualification Baku 2018 by Iulia Berar (ROU)
Apparatus: Floor Exercise
Element description: 2/1 turn (720°) with free leg held with both hands backward and upwards throughout the turn.
Element value: D
Element number in Code of Points: 2.404
Name awarded: The Berar