Y turn (Balance Beam)

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Event
Balance beam

Skill type
Turn

Known as
Y turn/spin
Split turn

Named after
The letter Y. As long as you’re illiterate.

About
The Y turn on beam remains surprisingly popular despite its increased risk compared to the equally valued L turn. Theoretically, the leg is supposed to be held in a split throughout, but more often you’ll see gymnasts touch their leg in split position for exactly one millisecond of the turn and do something halfway between an L and a Y for the rest of it going, “I do Y spin!”

Value
C

Currently performed by
Georgia-Rose Brown (AUS)

 

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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