Switch Side 1/2 (Floor Exercise)



Floor exercise

Skill type

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

Named after
Kathy Johnson (USA)

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.


Currently performed by
Jade Barbosa (BRA)
Simona Castro (CHI)
Houry Gebeshian (ARM)
Ana Sofia Gomez (GUA)
Zsofia Kovacs (HUN)
Emily Little (AUS)
Elisa Meneghini (ITA)
Sae Miyakawa (JPN)
Alexa Moreno (MEX)
Flavia Saraiva (BRA)
Vera Van Pol (NED)
Laura Waem (BEL)
Toni-Ann Williams (JAM)

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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