Arabian

Definition: The Arabian is a flipping move in which the gymnast starts backwards, jumps and does a half turn in the air, and then completes a front flip.

In a double Arabian, the gymnast does a half turn and then performs two front flips in the air before landing.

If the gymnast twists later on in the flip, it is called a back flip with a half twist, instead of an Arabian.

Examples: Carly Patterson performs a standing Arabian (at :21) and a double Arabian dismount (at 1:25) on balance beam at the 2004 US nationals


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