Gymnastics maneuver named after Taiwanese gymnast

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 02 December, 2019
By: Leslie Liao

Ting Hua-tien has become the first Taiwanese gymnast to have a move named after themselves

Ting Hua-tien has become the first Taiwanese gymnast to have a move named after themselves[/caption] The International Gymnastics Federation has officially recognized and named a move after Taiwanese gymnast Ting Hua-tien. Ting is a rising star in Taiwan’s athletic community; she’s the country’s first female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics in 51 years.

Watch out 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Taiwan has a gymnastics star heading your way! Ting Hua-tien is only 17 years old, but she’s the first female Taiwanese gymnast to qualify for the Olympics since 1968 in Mexico. Now, she’s coming armed with another superlative: she has a move named after her. That makes her the first Taiwanese gymnast with that honor.      

The move is called the "Ting Hua-tien split leap to ring position with 180 degree turn," and this is what it looks like….

Ting jumps into the air, and does the splits while turning mid-air. The International Gymnastics Federation has officially added the move to the Code of Points for women's gymnastics.
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