Photo by Ginnastica Artistica Italiana

At 2017 National Games, Wang Yan made our jaws drop when she dismounted the bars with the super duper difficult double twisting double back layout.

The double twisting double back layout is rated a G, the highest difficult rating for bars skills in the CoP. It was originated by Elise Ray in 2000 and performed by Shawn Johnson and Jordyn Wieber.

Her teammate Tan Jiaxin has also performed it.

Wang, who turned senior in 2015, used to perform a double layout dismount without the twists. The dismount is a D.

Despite winning the bronze medal on the event at 2014 Youth Olympic Games, the uneven bars is Wang's weakest event. Adding the difficult dismount could help her in the all around competitions.

Her strongest events are vault and floor exercise. 

At the National Games, she won bronze in the all around and gold on vault. She also won silver with her team.

At the Rio Olympic Games, she won bronze with her team and placed sixth in the all around and fifth on vault and floor exercise.

Yan has been named to the 2017 China's Worlds team who will competed next month in Montreal, Canada.

Written by Gigi Farid



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