Clear-hip 1.5

Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Clear-hip 1.5

Let’s be honest, no one’s doing this thing. Skills with 1.5 pirouettes on bars are nearly completely a thing of the past because of the difficulty of finishing even close to handstand and the obvious deductions that would ensue.

In the 1996 quadrennium, Shannon Miller had a couple of 1.5 pirouetting elements not to handstand—the clear hip 1.5 and the cast 1.5 making appearances in 1994—but the not-to-handstand part is key. You can’t do that anymore. If you look at that skill above, that would get credit as a clear hip 1/2 in the current elite code, and then slapped with a 0.5 deduction for finishing position. So why would anyone ever bother?


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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