The back handspring’s cooler, hermit sister, the front handspring is exceptionally more rare on balance beam because front acrobatic series are exceptionally more rare than back handspring series. Also because, if you do try to perform the front handspring with a level of caution and security, it’s liable to end up looking more like a front walkover. But that would never happen very publicly and famously at the Olympics.
Currently performed by
Liu Tingting (CHN)