The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Teza Pak

Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (high to low)

Known as
Teza I
Teza Pak
German giant Pak
Steinemann with release stretched to low bar

Named after
Elvire Teza (FRA)

Chalk this one up as one of the (many) skills that have been performed by Elvire Teza and end of list. It’s a Pak salto but initiated from a German giant, which thankfully is considered its own skill and no one has gone back and tried to pretend that it’s actually two separate skills—although…connection bonus.

Being too difficult to describe, the only convenient way to refer to this skill is as the Teza, but since there are so many ridiculous Teza’s across the events, the Teza Pak is helpful differentiation. You could also call this the Teza I since it’s the transition she started with. Later, she switched to doing a bail out of the German giant instead of Pak, and the bail version would become the Teza II.


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