Walkover Forward From Side Position

Walkover forward from side

Balance beam

Skill type
Acrobatic Non-Flight

Known as
Walkover forward from side position
Transverse forward walkover

None of the acrobatic non-flight elements are rated higher than a C, which you can understand because the whole non-flight characteristic removes much of the risk involved. You don’t need to reward them as highly as you would those elements which involve a greater likelihood of falling.

But it’s also a major reason why we never see…any of them…ever. If any of these elements were to be bumped up to D to encourage people to perform them, I’d go with the transverse walkover. The fall-risk here is definitely real.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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