Gymnastics move named after a Taiwanese gymnast for first time

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/27
By: Long Po-an and Chiang Yi-ching

Ting Hua-tien (丁華恬, CNA file photo)

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Seventeen-year-old Ting Hua-tien (丁華恬) has become the first Taiwanese gymnast to have a gymnastics move named after her, the Chinese Taipei Gymnastics Association said Monday.

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has officially added the "Ting Hua-Tien," described as a "split leap to ring position with 1/2 (180 degree) turn," to the Code of Points for women's gymnastics, the association said.

The element was assigned a degree of difficulty of D on a scale from A to J, with J ranked the most difficult.

Ting performed the move, which is a modified version of an existing element, in her floor routine at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne earlier this year.    [FULL  STORY]

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