Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Last Pass: Double Layout

At the junior international in Japan this week, Japanese gymnast Sae Miyakawa performed an extraordinarily difficult floor routine--the form on the front tumbling first pass was reminiscent of Ivana Hong's perfect double front--and ended her performance with a double layout that nearly bounded out of the floor area.

Check it out:



A double layout as a final pass has rarely been seen in women's floor exercise though back in the early 90s two female gymnasts had used it as a final pass.

Here's Tatiana Gutsu in 1991 at the world championships:



Are there any other female gymnasts who have done a DLO as a final pass? I thought Cristina Bontas had also done it but I couldn't find a video of her performing it as a last pass. If you know of any other gymnasts, let me know in the comments.

UPDATE: One commenter correctly noted that Daiane Dos Santos performed a DLO last pass in 2011 at Worlds.



2 comments:

Rulive said...

Daiane Dos Santos 2011 Worlds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiPQEgOJjXc

Dvora Meyers said...

Thanks! I'm going to add that to the post.