Split Leap (Balance Beam)

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Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Split leap

About
The more elegant cousin of the wretched, bridge-dwelling split jump, the split leap is the exact same thing except, you know, a leap instead of a jump. It’s lack of stationary status makes it a bit more challenging overall and particularly renders it much more difficult to use as the second element in a combination, as the split jump is used by many gymnasts. It does, however, pop up fairly regularly in Dutch/Russian style mixed traveling series that also include turns and acro.

Value
B (2017-)
A (-2016)

Currently performed by
Georgia-Rose Brown (AUS)

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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