Gainer Layout (Balance Beam)

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Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dismount

Known as
Gainer layout
Gainer straight
Gainer layout at end of the beam

About
The much-maligned gainer layout has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years among gymnasts who aren’t so much with the tumbling but need a D dismount on beam. It’s visual simplicity—lacking any twisting or a second salto—earned it a reputation along with many of its gainer family members as a lame cop-out dismount. That, coupled with its general overuse, saw it downgraded from a D to a C for the 2017 code.

Value
C (2017—)
D (—2016)

Currently performed by
Ailen Valente (ARG)

 

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