Split Ring Jump (Balance Beam)

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dance

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

About
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.

Value
D

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

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