Split Leap 1.5



Floor exercise

Skill type

Known as
Split (leap) 1.5
Tour jete 1/1
or, more accurately Split leap 1.14256

Named after

The bane of everyone everywhere for all eternity, the split leap 1.5 is the monarch of the “wrenched-around nonsense split elements” kingdom. It’s status as a D-value dance element (worth as much as a run-of-the-mill tumbling pass, but without all that exhausting flipping) makes it exceptionally worthwhile for gymnasts to attempt, but in the attempt to take on all that twisting after hitting a split position, the split 1.5 is nearly impossible to make look masterful or comfortable, more often looking ragged and revealing itself as a cynical composition ploy.

Also the under-rotating. Oh, the under-rotating. It’s a real treat.


Currently performed by
Lilia Akhaimova (RUS)
Simone Biles (USA)
Diana Bulimar (ROU)
Simona Castro (CHI)
Kaitlin DeGuzman (USA)
Nia Dennis (USA)
Christina Desiderio (USA)
Ana Derek (CRO)
Gabrielle Douglas (USA)
Brenna Dowell (USA)
Lisa Ecker (AUT)
Carlotta Ferlito (ITA)
Vanessa Ferrari (ITA)
Margzetta Frazier (USA)
Rachel Gowey (USA)
Ruby Harrold (GBR)
Laurie Hernandez (USA)
Loan His (FRA)
Larisa Iordache (ROU)
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf (USA)
Axelle Klinckaert (BEL)
Emma Larsson (SWE)
Ana Filipa Martins (POR)
Larrissa Miller (AUS)
Mai Murakami (JPN)
Gaelle Mys (BEL)
Lauren Navarro (USA)
Maggie Nichols (USA)
Abby Paulson (USA)
Phan Thi Ha Thanh (VIE)
Catalina Ponor (ROU)
Aly Raisman (USA)
Flavia Saraiva (BRA)
MyKayla Skinner (USA)
Ragan Smith (USA)
Giulia Steingruber (SUI)
Aiko Sugihara (JPN)
Amy Tinkler (GBR)
Yuki Uchiyama (JPN)
Marcia Vidiaux (CUB)
Toni-Ann Williams (JAM)
Rose Woo (CAN)


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