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Not Yet In CoP: Double Front With A Full Twist Off Bars

Off bars, gymnasts have been doing a full twisting double back tuck since forever but a full twisting double front has never really existed ...

Off bars, gymnasts have been doing a full twisting double back tuck since forever but a full twisting double front has never really existed in the CoP.

At 2011 Ghent World Cup, Israeli gymnast Valeria Maksyuta successfully ended her bars routine with a full twisting double tucked front. Since it was never competed at a World championships or Olympic Games, the dismount wasn't added to the CoP.

For junior gymnasts, they can have their skills added to the CoP and named after them when they compete it at the Youth Olympics.

(Update: in 2017-2021 quad, gymnasts have had their skills named after them in other official FIG competitions)

The full twisting double back tuck and double tucked front are rated a D. Double tucked front half out was previously rated a D but has been upgraded to an E in the 2017-2020 CoP.

Most likely the full twisting double front tuck would be given an F rating.

Maksyuto, who has competed for her native country 'Ukraine' before moving to Israel, represented Israel at the 2012 Olympics where she finished in last place in the preliminaries. Her performance was considered to be the worst performance of an Israeli gymnast. 

Maksyuto herself described it as awful. She told the press afterwards that she was sorry and that she worked hard and gave it all.

Maksyuto was forced into retirement due to a back injury she sustained during the Olympics when she fell on her back during bars routine.



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Written by Gigi Farid


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