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Soviet Nellie Kim Performs A Very Difficult, Dangerous And Super Rarely Done Dismount On Beam

During the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim performed the kind of dismount on balance beam you never thought existed. K...

During the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim performed the kind of dismount on balance beam you never thought existed.

Kim competed a free cartwheel aerial into salto backward tucked off balance beam. The dismount is rated an E and is named after the Soviet gymnast.

Such a dismount is risky. It is close to Tsukahara style ones which are banned.

The rest of the routine consists of repetitive B and C listed skills.

Kim is one of the most successful Soviet gymnasts. She won six Olympic medals including five gold during the 1976 and 1980 Olympics. She currently serves as a Vice FIG President.




Written by Gigi Farid

Rating is in accordance to 2017-2020 CoP.


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