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gymfanpolevaulter

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Apr 29, 2007
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Budapest, Hungary
I am a gym-fan and a senior fun-gymnast and fun-polevaulter, from Hungary. ( http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=rudugro )

My question is: what is the name of the prohibited element (or move) on the floor, which is similar to Thomas somersault, but it starts with a double twists (??), so it is actually a double twisting 1 1/2 somersault to roll.

Do not you think that "Van Roon" and "Thomas salto" are too dangerous either? Have you seen the floor routine of Marian Dragulescu in Amsterdam today?
 

Geoffrey Taucer

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Jan 21, 2007
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Baltimore, MD
I am a gym-fan and a senior fun-gymnast and fun-polevaulter, from Hungary. ( http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=rudugro )

My question is: what is the name of the prohibited element (or move) on the floor, which is similar to Thomas somersault, but it starts with a double twists (??), so it is actually a double twisting 1 1/2 somersault to roll.

I've been trying to find that out as well, since I learned that skill not too long ago myself.
 

MartinaE

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Mar 14, 2007
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Germany
Hey!
I have seen Dragulescu`s floor, and I must say it looked pretty scary. During the routine I saw he landed somewhat awkwardly, but I only noticed something was wrong when he was not able to do his last tumbling pass....
Then they showed those endless slow motions of the skill.....to me it indeed looked dangerous.
It´s a relief he was OK!
 
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