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


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

Named after
Simone Biles (USA)

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 6.4. While the TTY was the long-rumored upgrade for Biles, the Yurchenko triple would be worth 6.2 compared to the 6.4 of the Biles, rendering the Biles the more valuable upgrade of the two.

6.40 (2018—)

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