Stag Ring (Balance Beam)

Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Stag ring
Double stag

Named after
That thing where deer do gymnastics

About
More or less nonexistent at the elite level as recently as 30 seconds ago, the stag ring has made a dramatic resurgence because of its now-essential B value.

In 2017, the code began to require that dance elements be of at least B value to receive CV when connected directly to D (or more) acro elements, creating a sudden run on the bank for B dance elements, of which the stag ring is among the select few. It’s the new connector’s dream.

Value
B

Currently performed by
Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos (FRA)
Luo Huan (CHN)
Shang Chunsong (CHN)
Eythora Thorsdottir (NED)
Wang Yan (CHN)

 

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