Nine Original Women's Elements Submitted At 2017 World Championships

Seven original elements yet to be performed in major international competition in Women's Gymnastics stand to be named after gymnasts at the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, Canada.

If a gymnast who has submitted a skill to be named for her completes the new element without a major deduction at the World Championships, the element will be named after that gymnast in the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) women's code of points.

The new skills were submitted by federations and evaluated prior to the start of the world championships by the FIG Women's Technical Committee. In order to have an element named in the women's code of points, a female gymnast must successfully perform a submitted skill at least once in world or Olympic competition.

Nina Derwael and Georgia-Mae Fenton, who submitted the same skill on bars, both completed their skills successfully during qualifications. According to the FIG, the element will be named after both gymnasts by alphabetical order. Donatella Sacchi, the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee President, confirmed it will go into effect after February 1st, 2018.

Full press release via FIG here.

Here are the new elements under consideration:

The Alt

*Successfully completed in qualifications
Submitted by: Tabea Alt, GER
Apparatus: Uneven Bars
Element description: Stoop through on high bar, dislocate and release with half (180 degree) turn in flight between the bars to catch low bar in hang
Element value: C

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The Alt 2

*Successfully completed in qualifications
Submitted by: Tabea Alt, GER
Apparatus: Uneven Bars
Element description: Dismount: Clear straddle underswing with forward tuck salto with half (180 degree) turn
Element value: C

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The Andrade

Submitted by: Rebeca Andrade, BRA
Apparatus: Floor Exercise
Element description: Double backward salto in tuck position with one and a half (540 degree) twist
Element value: G

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The Derwael

*Successfully completed in qualifications
Submitted by: Nina Derwael, BEL
Apparatus: Uneven Bars
Element description: Backward stalder with counter straddle reverse hecht over the high bar with half (180 degree) turn to hang in mixed L-grip
Element value: F

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The Fan

*Successfully completed in qualifications
Submitted by: Fan Yilin, CHN
Apparatus: Uneven Bars
Element description: Dismount: From L-grip, swing backward, half (180 degree) turn to double salto backward tucked
Element value: D

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The Fenton

*Successfully completed in qualifications
Submitted by: Georgia-Mae Fenton, GBR
Apparatus: Uneven Bars
Element description: Backward stalder with counter straddle to reverse hecht over the high bar with half (180 degree) turn to hang in mixed L-grip
Element value: F

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The Sugihara

*Successfully completed in AA final
Submitted by: Aiko Sugihara, JPN
Apparatus: Balance Beam
Element description: Double (720 degree) turn with free leg held at 180 degree split throughout the turn
Element value: E

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The Sugihara 2

Submitted by: Aiko Sugihara, JPN
Apparatus: Balance Beam
Element description: Two and a half (900 degree) turn with free leg held at 180 degree split throughout the turn
Element value: E

The Wevers

Submitted by: Sanne Wevers, NED
Apparatus: Balance Beam
Element description: Two and a half (900 degree) turn with free leg position optional
Element value: D

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UPDATE 10/7/17: Shallon Olsen of Canada belatedly submitted for a Yurchenko triple on vault, but she did not perform the element in the vault final on Saturday. 


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