Split Ring Jump (Balance Beam)

Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Split ring jump
Split ring
“I wish it were a Yang Bo”

The split ring jump is rated identically and occupies the same box in the code of points as its cousin, the Yang Bo, but it differs in a couple key ways. The split ring jump requires the front leg to be at 180 (not oversplit) and the back leg to form something resembling the vicinity of a ring position (and once again, not oversplit). Most gymnasts, therefore, will elect to perform the split ring jump rather than attempting the Yang Bo.

The current value of mixed D+D connections and the general need to squeeze in as many combinations of mixed D and B elements as possible to drive up difficulty scores produced a surge of split ring jumps (in addition to the previously more common leap version) beginning with the introduction of the 2017 code.


Currently performed by
Nina Derwael (BEL)
Liu Tingting (CHN)
Victoria Nguyen (USA)
Catalina Ponor (ROU)
Eythora Thorsdottir (NED)

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