Giant Forward (L-grip)

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Event
Uneven Bars

Skill type
Pirouette/Circle

Known as
Giant forward in L-grip/eagle grip/inverse grip

Named after
An eagle’s talon

About
The giant forward in L-grip is rather rare because it’s an in-between skill. It’s sort of valuable at a C—but not as valuable as those E-rated full pirouettes—so most gymnasts capable of L-grip will graduate past this skill and go for more the real treasure of full turns. Still, it does pop up occasionally, usually as the first skill to gain rhythm in an extended sequence of L-grip elements.

Value
C

Currently performed by
Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)
Mao Yi (CHN)
Lorrane Oliveira (BRA)
Wang Yan (CHN)

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