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rudi

Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Rudi
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About
At just a C—and not a C that is particularly suited for indirect combinations—the rudi on floor is somewhat rare in elite gymnastics, a much more common composition choice in NCAA.

You’ll mostly hear this skill called a rudi, part of the front-tumbling terminology gymnastics inherited from acrobats. You know it’s from acrobatics or trampoline when it kind of sounds like a word a three-year-old made up. (I kid…we’re all on the same team…fliffus isn’t a stupid word at all…) The term barani indicates a front salto with 1/2 twist, with rudi indicating 1.5 twists and randi indicating 2.5 twists. The rudi takes its name from Dave Roudolph, a trampoline acrobat in the 20s.

Value
C

Currently performed by
Leah Clapper (USA)
Lee Eun Ju (KOR)
Maria Paseka (RUS)
Flavia Saraiva (BRA)

 

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