Front Pike Mount

frontpikemount

frontpikemount

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Mount

Known as
Front pike mount
Whoa, a front pike mount!

About
An actual beam mount, and therefore the devil that must be killed upon first sight, the front pike mount is discouraged on beam ostensibly because of its risk, even though a risky acro element two seconds following the mount is totally fine. It’s those first two seconds, though. They’re the most important.

The precious E value of this skill would seem like a lure to make more gymnasts perform it, but this hasn’t happened because AHHHH MOUNTS NO. Risky mounts make you fall in the 2008 Olympic team final.

Value
E

Currently performed by
Oksana Chusovitina (UZB)
Brenna Dowell (USA)
Toni-Ann Williams (JAM)

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