Sole Circle Backward

Uneven Bars

Skill type

Known as
Sole circle
Sole circle backward

So, this is still in the code of points, in case you want to show up and do a sole circle. If someone did that at the Olympics, just got onto the bars, did a sole circle, and hopped off, she would be the hero of the world for all of time.

But yes, in current gymnastics, this is a child’s skill. A beginner element.

It’s not to be confused with the more difficult toe-on circle, which begins in handstand, sees the gymnast adopt a toe-on position, and then ends in handstand. The simple sole circle sees the gymnast rest her feet against the bar and then circle around.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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