Definition: A giant is a basic gymnastics skill performed on the uneven bars, rings, parallel bars, and high bar. In it, the gymnast starts in a handstand, swings downward past the ground, and back up into a handstand again.
In a back giant, the gymnast's palms are facing the same way as his stomach, and the gymnast swings clockwise.
In a front giant, the gymnast's palms are facing the same direction as his back, and he swings counter-clockwise.
Also Known As: giant swing
Examples: Shannon Miller does a back giant at :06Kerri Strug does a front giant at :14Go to the Glossary of Gym Terms