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Split Jump 1/2 (Floor Exercise)

Split jump 1:2


Floor exercise

Skill type

Known as
Split jump 1/2
Split 1/2

The split jump 1/2 pops up every once in a while in floor routines when gymnasts have just performed a challenging twisting leap and want to distract you from the fact that they were under-rotated by going immediately into another dance element that’s just…something? I don’t really see much purpose for the straddle 1/2 at all other than that.

And yes, the intentionally and artistically bent back leg of Liu Xuan above would be punishable by life imprisonment now. Because everything’s going so well.


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