Switch Ring (Balance Beam)

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Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Switch ring
Change-leg ring leap

About
Among the most heavily scrutinized elements on beam, the switch ring boasts the irresistible siren song of an E value for a dance element, yet is also a risky proposition both for falling and for downgrades. Also for ugliness. Oh the ugliness. Only a handful of gymnasts who perform the skill show anything verging on an actual ring position, most opting for a drunken U, or the common but less valuable switch-arthritic-snake.

Value
E

Currently performed by
Rebeca Andrade (BRA)
Senna Deriks (BEL)
Axelle Klinckaert (BEL)
Mary-Anne Monckton (AUS)
Gaelle Mys (BEL)
Emma Nedov (AUS)

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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