Shushunova (Floor Exercise)

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Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Shushunova
Straddle to front support

Named after
Yelena Shushunova (SOV)
unofficially

About
Despite being universally known as the Shushunova (mostly because, what else are you going to call it? I’m tired already), the “Shushunova” stands as another skill that no longer gets to be named after its namesake in the code of points for some reason.

It’s a funny old skill, quite rare in gymnastics these days mostly because of awkwardness but also because it would be way easier to connect basically any other A leap out of a pass.

Value
A

Currently performed by
Oksana Chusovitina (UZB)
Hong Un Jong (PRK)

 

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