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Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Front 2/1
Front double full

The term front double would be discouraged due to possible confusion between this skill and the front double tuck.

About
Valued at D, the front 2/1 doesn’t get a ton of attention when it comes to routine composition since, for most gymnasts, it’s a much more painful ask than the equally valued double tuck and double pike. It is, however, still favored by gymnasts who (though physical necessity or preference) opt for front-tumbling heavy routines, as well as by those attempting to hoard major connection bonus through a complex combination-twisting pass.

Front tumbling has a tendency to start looking rough around the double twist mark, so the likelihood for leg-position deductions on this skill and the front 2.5 also render it a riskier composition choice.

Value
D

Currently performed by
Ellie Black (CAN)
Kaitlin DeGuzman (USA)
Brenna Dowell (USA)
Rachel Gowey (USA)
Ruby Harrold (GBR)
Laurie Hernandez (USA)
Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska (POL)
Madison Kocian (USA)
Luo Huan (CHN)
Larrissa Miller (AUS)
Gaelle Mys (BEL)
Pauline Schaefer (GER)
Aiko Sugihara (JPN)
Asuka Teramoto (JPN)

 

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