Double Front (Floor Exercise)



Floor exercise

Skill type

Known as
Double front
Front double tuck

Named after
Lilia Podkopayeva (UKR)

When you hear the named skill Podkopayeva on floor, it typically refers to the double front with a half twist—Podkopayeva’s iconic skill—though both elements are awarded to Podkopayeva in the code of points.  

As an ever-elusive front tumbling element, the double front is far less common that its E-rated backward tumbling brethren, though it has a few dedicated adherents and has been performed by a long line of Ukrainian greats. These days, when the double front comes out of hiding, it is usually cowboyed to an extreme degree, though sometimes not, fulfilling all of our wildest dreams.


Currently performed by
Teja Belak (SLO)
Brenna Dowell (USA)
Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska (POL)
Larrissa Miller (AUS)
Sae Miyakawa (JPN)
Kiara Munteanu (AUS)

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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