Korbut Flip (Balance Beam)

korbutbeam

korbutflip

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Korbut
Korbut flip
Korbut flic
Korbut flick (but no)
Korbut swingdown
Swingdown

Named after
Olgo Korbut (SOV)
unofficially

About
In spite of being one of the most pervasive names used to refer to skills (we all know it as the Korbut), this swingdown skill is not officially named after Olga Korbut in the code of points. You will hear it commonly referred to as the Korbut flip, though that term also refers to the now-banned flip from standing on the high bar.

Because this skill is rated B while the pike-to-open version (the Rueda) is a C, the Rueda has become more common in certain eras, though neither is seen all that frequently these days.

Value
B

Currently performed by
Chen Siyi (CHN)
Eythora Thorsdottir (NED)

 

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