Double Arabian Piked (Dos Santos)



Floor exercise

Skill type

Known as
Double Arabian piked
Arabian double pike
Dos Santos

Named after
Daiane Dos Santos (BRA)

The piked double Arabian remains among the rarefied floor tumbling elements, performed only by a selection club of chosen ones. Most gymnasts going for high D scores on floor will attempt to get that difficulty through a skill like the double double tucked, but a few do favor the challenging piked double Arabian.

Technically, this skill should be known as the Dos Santos I, with the never-seen-since layout version being the Dos Santos II. But, since no one ever performs the Dos Santos II, the numbers aren’t really necessary for clarification.

Arabian should always be capitalized when referring to this type of skill because it is a place name.


Currently performed by
Ellie Downie (GBR)
Claudia Fragapane (GBR)
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf (USA)
Aly Raisman (USA)


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