Straddle Jump 1/1 (Popa)



Floor exercise

Skill type

Known as
Straddle full
Straddle jump 1/1

Named after
Celestina Popa (ROU)

The Popa is among the rare elements for which the named title is ubiquitous and exclusive. No one calls this skill anything but a Popa. For most skills with this status (like the Onodi or Pak), the skill is so cumbersome to describe that the surname gains exclusive reference out of ease. Not the case, however, with the Popa since straddle full is easy to say and just one syllable more than Popa. I think people just like to say Popa. And why not? Popa.


Currently performed by
Isabella Amado (PAN)
Ellie Black (CAN)
Simone Biles (USA)
Simona Castro (CHI)
Oksana Chusovitina (UZB)
Leah Clapper (USA)
Kylie Dickson (BLR)
Brenna Dowell (USA)
Catalina Escobar (COL)
Erika Fasana (ITA)
Houry Gebeshian (ARM)
Dipa Karmakar (IND)
Zsofia Kovacs (HUN)
Oreane Lechenault (FRA)
Ana Filipa Martins (POR)
Elisa Meneghini (ITA)
Alexa Moreno (MEX)
Ariana Orrego (PER)
Ana Perez (ESP)
Catalina Ponor (ROU)
Martina Rizzelli (ITA)
Emily Schild (USA)
Anastasia Sidorova (GEO)
Kelly Simm (GBR)
Amy Tinkler (GBR)
Olivia Trautman (USA)
Laura Waem (BEL)
Toni-Ann Williams (JAM)
Rose Woo (CAN)
Tutya Yilmaz (TUR)


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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