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Stuck Landing


Stuck Landing

1992 Olympic Champion Vitaly Scherbo is well known for his stuck landings

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Definition: When a gymnast lands a tumbling pass, vault, or dismount without moving his/her feet, it is called a stuck landing.

The aim of every gymnast is to stick -- if the gymnast moves his/her feet at all it is a deduction.

On floor exercise, men are expected to stick their tumbling passes, while women are allowed to take one step back into a lunge without a deduction.
Also Known As: sticking the landing, stick
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