Photo by Silvia Vatteroni

Last week, gymnastics fans went ballistic when video of 13 year old Japanese gymnast Chiaki Hatakeda competing a quad twist during 2017 All Japan Team Championships surfaced online.

But did she really complete all of her twists or was it merely an attempt?

This is Chiaki's quad twist:

This is hers in slow motion:

This is how she landed it:

She was very close to completing it as she landed after triple and 3/4 twists. However, the CoP is very strict regarding the number of completed twists which they downgrade if gymnasts under rotate it.

Chiaki, who was born in 2003, turns senior in 2019.

Written by Gigi Farid.



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  1. Did Mustafina do a quad twist at the American Cup in 2011? Or was she just rumoured tone training one?

  2. Mustafina has terrible twisting technique - crossed feet, bent legs... even in her prime in 2010 do I think she could've been capable of a quad.

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