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Back Tuck from Handstand (Delladio)



Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Back tuck
Handstand back tuck
Wait, was that…a dismount?

Named after
Tanja Delladio (CRO)

It may surprise you to learn that this dismount is a thing in gymnastics. So…it is. As a C-rated dismount, and also super weird, it is almost never performed at an elite level, but it does get points for originality, and we have seen it within the last quad performed by Ana Derek. So it’s not a total ghost.

When this was originally submitted by Tanja Delladio at 2006 worlds, the entry into the skill mattered as was included as part of the description. So then Lia Parolari came along the next year with her own version of the skill, still dismounting with a back tuck but getting into the back tuck a different way. Later, the WTC decided that the method of entry did not make it a different element as the entry was its own separate skill, removing the Parolari and giving the skill to Delladio because she was the first one.


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