Back Pike (Balance Beam)

backpikebeam

backpikebeam

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Back pike
Pike

About
Never achieving the popularity of the layout stepout or the back tuck, the back pike is the least commonly used of the C acro elements on beam. Those attempting the C+C mixed combination tend to elect the back tuck since it’s, you know, clearly easier. Alrady endangered, the back pike may go extinct on beam following the elimination of the C+C mixed bonus.

Value
C

Currently performed by
Simone Biles (USA)
Oksana Chusovitina (UZB)
Catalina Escobar (COL)
Rachel Gowey (USA)
Bailie Key (USA)

 

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