The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Layout 2.5 Dismount (Ji)

Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Back layout 2.5
Flyaway 2.5

Named after
Ji Hae Sung (KOR)*

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 falls into the “shrug emoji” category of naming in the code of points, which attributes this element to an ill-defined “Ji” from China with no other name given—despite the fact that this is no one. Great work, code of points. As best the gymternet can tell, this could refer to Korean gymnast Ji Hae Sung, though in her world championships bars routine in 1994, she dismounted with a DLO.


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