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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 :06
Kerri Strug does a front giant at :14

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