Switch Side (Floor Exercise)

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Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Dance

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

Named after
Kathy Johnson (USA)
*indirectly

About
The switch side is the colloquial name for a switch leap with 1/4 turn to a straddle position, named after Kathy Johnson when she first performed it on the beam. Because Kathy Johnson is Kathy Johnson, the skill is also known as the Johnson on floor, even though she didn’t technically get it named after herself on floor. Kathy Johnson.

Value
B

Currently performed by
Oksana Chusovitina (UZB)
Hong Un Jong (PRK)
Lee Eun Ju (KOR)
Mao Yi (CHN)
Ellis O’Reilly (IRL)

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