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Back Handspring Stepout from Side (Tousek)

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Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Tousek
Back handspring from side
Transverse back handspring

Named After
Yvonne Tousek (CAN)

About
Yvonne Tousek got this element named after herself at the 1999 world championship—definitely not the first person to attempt it but as far as I can tell legitimately the first to do it at a name-able competition. It’s not a popular skill, but with the skyrocketing popularity of side dance elements on beam for extra tenths, I could see a particularly stan-able daredevil trying to do this element connected into a straddle jump 1/2 for 0.2 CV.

Value
D

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