Sabina Cojocar (ROU)
Perhaps the most notorious code-of-points WTFs (and that’s saying something) belongs to the front 2.5, a skill that gained favor in the early 2000s among several gymnasts but was to be named for Romania’s Sabina Cojocar after she performed it at the 2001 World Championship. At this point, the women’s technical committee looked at Cojocar and said, “Congratulations Silvia Stroescu!” And so, the skill was named after Stroescu, even though she didn’t perform it.
Most surprisingly of all, the technical committee actually recognized and rectified this mistake, appropriately naming the skill after Cojocar when issuing the 2013 code. Twelve years to fix a clerical error. That’s normal, right? There’s hope for you yet “Chellsia Memmel” and “Karly Patterson!”
Currently performed by
Rachel Gowey (USA)