Side somi 1/2
Pauline Schaefer (GER)
The ultimate example of the lesson that when life gives you lemons, invent a cooler and less ugly skill. The side somi 1/2 is a variation on the hated side somi, but one that gets both literal and figurative bonus points for difficulty and originality. The extra 1/2 turn also requires gymnasts (and by gymnasts, I mean Schaefer) to have more control over the skill and abandon the telltale poop squat that makes the side somi so loathed, instead replacing it with a much more respectable legs-together position.