Arabian (Balance Beam)

arabian

arabian

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Arabian
Standing Arabian

Named after
…the Middle East?

About
Typically, you’ll hear this skill referred to as a standing Arabian, though that clarification is largely unnecessary as the Arabian is almost always performed from standing, even though it is possible to execute out of a series. The Arabian has become a very exclusive skill on beam (unless you’re from WOGA, in which case you have to do it otherwise LEAVE IMMEDIATELY), with most gymnasts determining that the risk is not worth the value. Still, a few committed daredevils will throw it each year.

Value
F

Currently performed by
Alyssa Baumann (USA)
Ellie Downie (GBR)
Claudia Fragapane (GBR)
Axelle Klinckaert (BEL)
Madison Kocian (USA)
Viktoria Komova (RUS)
Olivia Trautman (USA)

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