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Double Layout 1/2 (Biles)

biles

biles

Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Biles
DLO 1/2
Double layout 1/2
Double layout, 1/2 out

Named after
Simone Biles (USA)

About
The very first Biles to be entered in the code of points. Oh, how young we were back then.

The Biles is valued lower—and therefore theoretically easier—that the double layout with full twist, and yet it took 20 years longer to make the Biles a reality. That’s because of the sheer difficulty of controlling that late 1/2 turn and the forward landing, which isn’t reflected in the comparative valuation. It’s a feat that only Biles has mastered so far.

Value
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