Lynch has skill added to 2013-2016 FIG Code of Points
posted on 04/17/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, April 16, 2013 — The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) recently approved naming a horizontal bar flight element after the USA's Jair Lynch, who won the silver medal on the parallel bars at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and is currently a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Board of Directors. Lynch was the first gymnast to compete the skill at an official FIG competition, having performed what is now known as the "Lynch" as far back as the 1992 season, and the skill is included in the FIG's 2013-16 Code of Points for Men's Artistic Gymnastics.

The "Lynch" is a Tkatchev (a straddled, catch-and-release move backwards over the bar) with a half turn prior to the catch to a mixed el-grip and swing back up to handstand.

The "Lynch" is valued as a D skill on a scale from A to G, with G being the most difficult.


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