Sole circle forward in L
Front sole circle, eagle grip
When an L-grip element is valued at A, you know no one has dusted off that skill in about 500 years. And certainly no one has dusted off a sole circle in elite competition in at least that long.
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.