Definition: A back walkover is performed on floor and beam, and is considered a basic skill in gymnastics.
In a back walkover, the gymnast starts in a standing position, then:
- Lifts one leg up and arches back until his/her hands touch the ground
- Pushes off the leg on the ground and shifts his/her weight to his/her hands
- Passes through a handstand position, with legs close to or in a split position
- Steps down from the handstand
Alternate Spellings: Backwalkover, Back walk over