Split Leap 1/1 (Balance Beam)



Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Split leap 1/1 (full)
Split full
Tour jete 1/2

Despite its high value, the split leap with full turn is an increasingly rare skill on beam because of the difficulty of getting the skill fully around and the likelihood that it will be downgraded to a basically unusable split leap with 1/2 turn. Nearly all gymnasts will elect instead to perform a switch leap with 1/2 turn, willing to eat the deductions for not hitting 180 on the split because they know they can at least get it around and receive credit for the skill.

For 2017, the FIG has increased the value of the split leap 1/1 to E, probably luring gymnasts back to the skill by making it more appealing than the switch 1/2.

E (2017—)
D (2006-2016)

Currently performed by
Ksenia Afanasyeva (RUS)
Nia Dennis (USA)
Phan Thi Ha Thanh (VIE)
Celine Van Gerner (NED)

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