Switch Side 1/2 (Floor Exercise)

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Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Switch side 1/2
Johnson 1/2
Switch straddle 1/2
Switch leap 3/4

Named after
Kathy Johnson (USA)
*indirectly

About
The switch side is a switch leap with 1/4 turn to a straddle position, named after Kathy Johnson when she first performed it on beam. It has since grown into the Johnson Family of Elements, with both the beam and floor version known as the Johnson and with each more complex version named by adding twists to Johnson rather than by counting the full amount of twisting.

Value
C

Currently performed by
Houry Gebeshian (ARM)
Emily Little (AUS)

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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