Back 2.5 (Balance Beam)

back2-5beam

back2-5beam

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dismount

Known as
2.5
Back 2.5
Back layout 2.5

About
While less popular than the double-salto dismounts, the back 2.5 remains the D dismount of choice for twisty gymnasts who would land triangle-shaped if they attempted a double tuck. The two-letters-more lure of the F-rated triple full is so great, however, that many gymnasts performing the 2.5 will attempt to add another half twist. Or, often more accurately, another quarter-twist.

Value
D

Currently performed by
Ksenia Afanasyeva (RUS)
Ellie Black (CAN)
Simona Castro (CHI)
Kaitlin DeGuzman (USA)
Ellie Downie (GBR)
Polina Fedorova (RUS)
Rachel Gowey (USA)
Rune Hermans (BEL)
Huang Huidan (CHN)
Larisa Iordache (ROU)
Lee Eun Ju (KOR)
Jessica Lopez (VEN)
Ana Filipa Martins (POR)
Maggie Musselman (USA)
Abby Paulson (USA)
Lexy Ramler (USA)
Daria Skrypnik (RUS)
Aiko Sugihara (JPN)
Eythora Thorsdottir (NED)
Vera Van Pol (NED)
Marcia Vidiaux (CUB)
Zhu Xiaofang (CHN)

 

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