Switch Leap (Floor Exercise)

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Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Switch
Switch leap
Switch split
Change-leg leap

About
A rather simple skill for an elite floor routine, it nonetheless remains surprisingly popular among gymnasts even at the highest level as the first, easier skill in completing the “passage of dance elements” series before moving on to a more complex leap of higher value a few strides later. Few of the gymnasts who perform the switch split on floor actually intend to count it among their eight skills.

Value
B

 

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