Whip Back (Floor Exercise)

whipback

whipback

Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Acrobatic

Known as
Whip
Whip back

Named after
Sgt. Penelope F. Whip (TTO)

About
More like a free back handspring than a layout, the whip back is not a standalone acrobatic element but is used in place of back handsprings to gain connection value in passes culminating in a D+ tumbling element. (D+ as in D or more, not the grade D+. Although sometimes.) Two whips are used in indirect connections for one tenth (with D elements) or two tenths (with E elements), while one whip can garner the same bonus when used in a direct connection.

Value
A

Currently performed by
Ksenia Afanasyeva (RUS)
Jade Barbosa (BRA)
Alyssa Baumann (USA)
Anastasia Dmitrieva (RUS)
Lisa Ecker (AUT)
Margzetta Frazier (USA)
Hong Un Jong (PRK)
Daniele Hypolito (BRA)
Maria Kharenkova (RUS)
Jessica Lopez (VEN)
Angelina Melnikova (RUS)
Elisa Meneghini (ITA)
Ana Perez (ESP)
Catalina Ponor (ROU)
Kelly Simm (GBR)
Asuka Teramoto (JPN)
Rebecca Tunney (GBR)
Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS)
Yuki Uchiyama (JPN)

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