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Back Handspring:

A handspring is an acrobatic move in which a person executes a complete revolution of the body by lunging headfirst from an upright position into a handstand and then pushing off from the floor with the hands so as to leap back into an upright position.

Back Tuck:

An acrobatic flip is a sequence of body movements in which a person leaps into the air and then rotates one or more times while airborne. This skill is also known as a backward somersault. The gymnast reaches the arms upward overhead, while at the same time, jumping upward with the legs.  After a brief stretched position, the knees are pulled upward, and the body will rotate backwards to execute a “flip.”  The gymnast should see the floor as the landing occurs and land in an upright position.


This It starts as a cartwheel, but the feet join together while the gymnast is upside down, and the skill ends facing in the direction it came from.


This skill involves a half turn of the body, and a transfer of weight from feet to hands, to feet again. The gymnast should start in a lunge position, lean forward, and place each hand on the ground, while turning ¼ turn. The legs remain in a straddle, a second ¼ turn is executed, and the gymnast brings the legs down, to arrive in a lunge, with the opposite leg in front.

Back Walkover:

A back walkover begins with a lifted leg, passing through a split-handstand, and ending in a lunge position. The lower, or “base” leg should remain as straight as possible at the start of this skill, and a true handstand position should be achieved in the middle.


The Aerial is basically a cartwheel that flies through the air without the hands touching the ground.  To perform this skill, many athletes hurdle or run, and some simply step forward.

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