Sideward Roll

Sideward roll

Balance beam

Skill type
Acrobatic Non-Flight

Known as
Sideward roll
Sideward roll tucked
Sideward roll stretched

Rolls from the side position are not worth any more than forward or backward rolls, so they’re not going to be particularly favored, even if—once again—they provide the option for a non-boring way to get into a wolf turn position.

In other news, Shawn Johnson’s sideward interlude in her beam routine was considered by many to be a sideward roll, though I would not really characterize it as a roll. Nothing’s rolling. It’s all hand support. Willing to be fought.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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