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Skills Named for U.S. Gymnasts

These are skills named after U.S. athletes that are still included in the current FIG Code of Points. List may not be complete.

Women's FIG "Code of Points" Skill


  • Biles (Simone Biles) – Yurchenko half on with two twists (Cheng plus a half twist)
  • Biles II (Simone Biles) – Yurchenko double pike

Uneven Bars

  • Bhardwaj Salto (Mohini Bhardwaj) – From the high bar, facing the low bar, swing down and flip backwards with a 360 degree twist to catch the low bar
  • Church (Savannah Church) – Hstd on HB – Pike sole circle bwd counter pike reverse hecht over HB to hang
  • Fontaine (Larissa Fontaine) – Swing down between bars – swing forward to salto backward tucked with 180 degree twist into salto forward tucked
  • Frederick (Marcia Frederick) – Stalder backward with 1/1 turn in handstand phase
  • Maloney (Kristin Maloney) – Swing backwards, bringing feet to the bar and into a handstand position while executing a 360 degree turn to mixed-L or L grip
  • McNamara (Julianne McNamara) – Jump to clear support on high bar, immediate clear hip circle (circle backward without hips touching bar) to handstand with 180 degree turn in handstand phase on high bar
  • Okino (Betty Okino) – On high bar, facing away from the low bar, clear underswing with 180 degree twist to back flip in stretched position
  • Ray (Elise Ray) – On low bar, facing high bar, stalder backward (straddle position underneath bar) to release and hang on high bar
  • Ray (Elise Ray) – Double layout dismount with two full twists
  • White (Morgan White) – Stalder forward in L-grip to handstand with 180 degree turn in handstand

Balance Beam

  • Biles (Simone Biles) – Double-twisting double-tucked salto backwards dismount
  • Garrison (Kelly Garrison) – Round off onto spring board, back tucked salto with 360 degree twist to land on beam
  • Garrison (Kelly Garrison) – Free shoulder roll forward with straightening to tuck stand or stand without hand support
  • Garrison (Kelly Garrison) – From extended tuck sit – Valdez swing over backward through horizontal plane with support on one arm
  • Humphrey (Terin Humphrey) – 2.5 turn in tuck stand on one leg, free leg at horizontal throughout turn
  • Johnson – Leap forward with leg change and 1/4 turn to side split leap (180 degrees) or straddle pike position
  • Liukin (Nastia Liukin) – Front salto piked with take off from one foot to scale (2 sec.)
  • Okino (Betty Okino) -Triple turn on one leg – free leg optional below horizontal
  • Patterson (Carly Patterson) – Arabian double salto forward tucked
  • Phillips (Kristie Phillips) – Press to side handstand, front walkover to side stand on both legs
  • Worley (Shayla Worley) – Jump backawards with 180 turn handspring to land on two feet

Floor Exercise

  • Biles (Simone Biles) – Double layout half out
  • Biles II (Simone Biles) – Triple-twisting double-tucked salto backwards
  • Dowell (Brenna Dowell) – Forward double pike somersault
  • Memmel (Chellsie Memmel) – 720 degree turn with free leg held upward in 180 degree split position

Men's FIG "Code of Points" Skills

Floor Exercise

  • Thomas tuck and pike (Kurt Thomas) – One and a half back flips with one and a half twists, lands in a forward roll.
  • Thomas stretched (Kurt Thomas) – Thomas stretched.

Pommel Horse

  • Bryan (Casey Bryan) – Scissor half-turn to handstand, half-pirouette and straddle down.
  • Mikulak (Sam Mikulak) – Double scissor forward with a hop from one end of the horse to the other.
  • Roth (Bill Roth) – Listed in code as: Russian wende swing with 360 degree turn and 3/3 travel.
  • Thomas (Kurt Thomas) – All flairs.
  • Sohn (Mark Sohn) – Kehr with full turn on one pommel.

Still Rings

  • Bhavsar (Raj Bhavsar) – Pull through momentary front lever press to Maltese.
  • O’Neill (Paul O’Neil) – Stretched double feige backward to hang.
  • Whittenburg (Donnell Whittenburg) – Triple back pike dismount.

Parallel Bars

  • Gatson (Jason Gatson) – Swing backward with hop on one arm and full turn to handstand.
  • Gatson II (Jason Gatson) – Gatson with half-turn to handstand on one rail and a quarter-turn to handstand on two rails.
  • Malone (Brody Malone) – Side free hip handstand mount with a three-quarter Healy down.
  • Roethlisberger (John Roethlisberger) – High wende and salto bwd tuck or pike dismount.
  • Wells (Trent Wells) – Giant swing backward showing inlocation (looks like shoulders turn inside out).

Horizontal Bar

  • Gaylord (Mitch Gaylord) – Salto forward, tuck, pike or straddled over the bar and regrasp.
  • Gaylord 2 (Mitch Gaylord) – Gienger (back flip with half turn) over the bar and regrasp.
  • Hayden (Daniel Hayden) – Double salto backward, stretched, with full twist over the bar.
  • Lynch (Jair Lynch) – Tkatchev with a half turn prior to the catch to a mixed el-grip and swing back up to handstand.
  • Roethlisberger 1 (John Roethlisberger) – Double salto forward tucked with 3/2 twist over the bar dismount.
  • Roethlisberger 2 (John Roethlisberger) – Double salto forward stretched with 1/2 twist over the bar dismount.