The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Layout 2.5 Dismount (Ji)

Event
Uneven Bars

Skill type
Dismount

Known as
Back layout 2.5
Flyaway 2.5

Named after
Ji Hae Sung (KOR)*

About
Part of the reason the single-salto layout dismounts are so rare is that it takes 2.5 twists just to get up to a truly usable value of D. Wrapping all of that into a bars dismount is a tough ask.

The main fun little nugget about this skill is that it used to fall into the “shrug emoji” category of naming in the code of points, which attributed this element to an ill-defined “Ji” from China with no other name given. In the WTC’s new mission to try to start treating Asians like people, this skill was updated and attributed to Ji Hae Sung starting in 2022.

Value
D

%d bloggers like this: