Round-off Arabian over Low Bar

Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Arabian mount

The first of two true high-difficulty mounts in the bars code of points, the Arabian mount is so valued because you would have to be a psychopath to want to do this thing. Unlike most mounts, the lack of anyone competing it ever cannot be attributed to its value but solely to its preposterousness.

While not officially named after anyone in the code of points, the mount is certainly associated with Olesia Dudnik, who performed it to great acclaim at the 1989 world championships, where bars was the only event on which she didn’t receive a 10. A miss on bars in compulsories kept her three-per-countried out of the all-around final, just behind ultimate victor Svetlana Boguinskaya.

Dudnik was not the first to perform an Arabian mount on bars, however, with American Michelle Goodwin mounting with an Arabian version that included contact with the low bar.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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