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Round-off 1/2 on, Layout Double Full (Biles)

Event
Vault

Known as
Biles
Round-off half on, layout double full
Yurchenko 1/2 on, layout 2/1

Named after
Simone Biles (USA)

About
Among the very newest members of the sisterhood of vaults is the Biles, first successfully performed by Simone Biles in the summer of 2018 and submitted by Biles for naming at the 2018 world championships. It currently sits in a tie for the most difficult in the women’s code of points with the Produnova, also a 6.0.

Biles is the only gymnast to have performed this in competition, and did so only sparingly. Ultimately, she decided to go back to competing the 1.5 twist as a more reasonable choice, and then went to work on the still-unnamed Yurchenko double pike.

Value
6.00 (2022-)
6.40 (2018-2021)

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