Front Pike (Floor Exercise)

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Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Front pike
Pike

About
Far too simple to be used as a standalone element on floor, the front pike is a favorite of connection pass gymnasts who already used up the front tuck on another connection and need to find the next-simplest option to get those bonus tenths. Typically, it will be connected out of a back 2.5, though the current trend in Chinese floor routines is to perform it out of a short triple full instead, earning two tenths in bonus and covering up the under-rotation and shortness. Win-win. Except for us. Lose.

Value
A

Currently performed by
Chen Siyi (CHN)
Liu Jinru (CHN)
Lu Yufei (CHN)
Mao Yi (CHN)
Shang Chunsong (CHN)
Tan Jiaxin (CHN)
Zhu Xiaofang (CHN)

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