Giant Forward 1/1 (L-grip)

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Event
Uneven Bars

Skill type
Pirouette/Circle

Known as
Forward giant 1/1 in L-grip/eagle grip/inverse grip

Named after
unofficially
Victoria Karpenko (UKR)

About
The full-twisting forward giant in L-grip is a valuable element at a D, though not as valuable as the famous E pirouettes from L-grip, so the gymnasts most confident with L-grip tend to progress past this skill into the realm of one-arm pirouetting, which is not only valued more but also less likely to finish at horizontal, the condition of many turning L-grip that don’t initiate the twist before the handstand phase. This skill tends to be the domain of the lower-level Chinese bars workers or (GASP) non-Chinese L-grip gymnasts.

Value
D

Currently performed by
Daria Elizarova (RUS)
Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)
Angelina Kysla (UKR)
Mao Yi (CHN)
Lorrane Oliveira (BRA)
Wang Yan (CHN)

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