Gymnasts of the 2014 World Championships → Aliya Mustafina
Erika Fasana and Aliya Mustafina being adorable
I was waiting for her to post something with Aliya and this is way better than what i expected omg ughhh :’)
Ragan’s Standing Pike Full
This would get the same value as tucked right?
You can’t twist in a true pike and as you can see when she takes off, her hips are open and her body is in a stretched position (hip angle greater than 135 degrees). She doesn’t pike until she prepares to land. IMO I would call it a layout full and take a lot off on landing.
However, since layouts on beam are devalued to “open pikes” for not being completely stretched, I’m guessing the same rule would apply here.
I don’t see why she doesn’t just go for the layout. Because Sarah’s right - it just looks like a layout full piked down at the end.
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