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There are several different types of skills that are performed on balance beam. The skill values are according to the 2017-2020 Code of Points.

All GIFs made by One Singular Sensation and Candycoateddoom.

Composition Requirements

Each composition requirement is worth 0.5.

  • connection of two dance elements (one must be a 180 degree split)
  • full turn on one foot
  • acrobatic series
  • acrobatic elements forward and backward

Connection Values

Acrobatic Connections

  • C + C = +0.1 CV
  • B + E = +0.1 CV
  • C/D + D (or more, with rebound) = +0.2 CV
  • B + D (rebound forward) = +0.2 CV
  • B + F = +0.2 CV
  • B + E (dismount) = +0.1 CV
  • B + F (or more, dismount) = +0.2 CV
  • Starting from B + B + C (any order) (can include mount or dismount) = +0.1 SB (series bonus)

​Elements with rebound go in the same direction, elements without rebound go in different directions.

Dance & Mixed Connections

  • C + C (or more, both being dance elements) = +0.1 CV
  • A + C (both being turns) = +0.1 CV
  • D (salto) + B (dance element) = +0.1 CV
  • D (salto to 1 foot) + A Scale = +0.1 CV
  • D + D (or more) = +0.2 CV
  • Starting from B + B + C (any order) = +0.1 SB (series bonus)

Balance Beam Medals by Country

Olympic Medals

Country Gold Silver Bronze
Flag of Romania Romania 6 0 4
Flag of the Soviet Union USSR/ Unified Team 4 8 4
Flag of the United States of America USA 2 4 4
Flag of China China 2 3 0
Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia 2 2 0
Flag of Hungary Hungary 1 0 1
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 1 0 0
Flag of Russia Russia 0 1 1
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 0 1 0
Flag of East Germany East Germany 0 0 1

World Medals

Country Gold Silver Bronze
Flag of Romania Romania 7 8 7
Flag of the United States of America USA 7 6 6
Flag of the Soviet Union USSR/ CIS 6 8 5
Flag of China China 5 6 4
Flag of the Czech Republic Czechoslovakia 3 3 0
Flag of Russia Russia 2 2 3
Flag of East Germany East Germany 2 0 2
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 1 2 2
Flag of Japan Japan 1 0 2
Flag of Poland Poland 1 0 0
Flag of Italy Italy 0 1 1
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 0
Flag of Australia Australia 0 1 0
Flag of Hungary Hungary 0 0 2
Flag of Germany Germany 0 0 1
Flag of Canada Canada 0 0 1

Mounts

A-value

(worth 0.1)

free leap to one foot Gfu7d
thief vault Gdtcx
flank to rear support Gfug0
leap to cross split with hand support Gfyav
squat through to rear support Gfurv
stoop through to rear support Gdtib
jump to roll forward Gfuje
cartwheel through chest-stand to swing down (Mitchell) Gfygs
jump with bent legs to handstand Gdvaw
jump to side split sit (hand support allowed) Gfv7r
scissor leap over beam to sit Gea7l
jump with bent arms  to chest stand Geaaw
jump with hand support, ¾ turn in support half split sit on one leg H1xfn

B-value

(worth 0.2)

squat/ stoop through to clear pike support Gfxz0
jump with half turn to neck-stand, half turn to chest-stand (Silivaş) Gfyj0
headspring/ headkip Gfyp6
press to handstand Gfvdq
swing to handstand Gg05p
handstand with large arch span Gg0or
reverse planche Gg0r7
press to side handstand, hop with ¼ turn (Lori Hop) Geayp
cartwheel Gdvdt
free aerial walkover to rear support Gg1hj
free aerial layout to rear support 1fsg7g
two flying flairs (Lee) Gebaz
free aerial cartwheel to front support H1xi0
jump backward through straddle position over the beam to front support H1xgj
standing with back to the beam, jump backward to side split on beam with hand support Jump backward to side split mount
flic flac to grasp beam in chest stand Straight-back-salto-to-grasp-beam-in-chest-stand

C-value

(worth 0.3)

two flank circles followed by a flair (Baitova) Gfy23
free jump to cross split Gfva1
neck roll with 1½ turns Gfylp
walkover forward through handstand Gfys1
jump to handstand to handspring Gfzfo
jump/ swing/ press to handstand with full turn Gdttb
jump/ swing/ press to handstand, lower to planche Gg0aq
jump/ swing/ press to handstand, lower to clear pike support Gdu8x
jump/ swing/ press to handstand, half turn to swing down sidewards Gg0jg
jump with stretched hips to planche (Shushunova) Gg0lk
jump/ swing/ press to handstand, shift to one-arm handstand M6qWpp
jump with half turn to handstand Gdvlx
jump with half turn to handstand to back hip circle Gg1bl
round-off, jump with half turn to back hip circle (Gurova) Gg1d2
front tuck salto Gg1kf
round-off, flic flac Gdvum
round-off, back handspring (flic flac) swing down to cross sit Gdvyv
change leg leap to free cross split sit - diagonal approach to beam (Dick) Switch-split-leap-to-free-cross-split-sit

D-value

(worth 0.4)

switch-split leap mount Ge1b6
three flying flairs (Homma) Gebj9
jump/ swing/ press to handstand, full turn, lower to planche (Hand-Li) Y4qXWL
jump/ swing/ press to handstand, full turn, lower to clear pike support VQ0E8q
jump/ press to side handstand walkover to both feet (Phillips) Vpj2pl
jump/ press on one arm to handstand (Rankin) Gdv54
handstand, shift to one arm, lower to clear straddle support on one arm Gg19r
round-off, back handspring (flic flac) with full twist to swing down (Tsavdaridou) Gg1sx
round-off, back handspring (flic flac) with full twist Gg1r9
change leg leap with half turn to free cross split sit - diagonal approach to beam (Dick II) 19haxf

E-value

(worth 0.5)

round-off, back tuck salto Gdw7e
round-off, back pike salto Gdwfl
round-off, layout step-out salto Gg1ve
front pike salto Gg1m3
round-off, back handspring (flic flac) with full twist to back hip circle (Zamolodchikova) Gg1fd
round-off, layout salto to two feet Gebx6

F-value

(worth 0.6)

salto forward tucked with half turn (Wong) Thewong
round-off, Arabian walkover (Dunn) Gebpl
round-off, Arabian salto (Erceg) Gg1n3
round-off, tuck back salto with full twist (Garrison) Gg1xx
jump forward with half turn to back salto Gdxrp

G-value

(worth 0.7)

roundoff, back layout salto with full twist Gg21a

Acrobatics

A-value

(worth 0.1)

forward roll without hand support Gg238
forward walkover (Tinsica) Gec8q
forward walkover with the support of one arm Gdypi
walkover forward, backward (Tic-Toc) Gecb9
walkover backward Gg2rc
walkover backward with the support of one arm Gdyue
walkover backward with swing down to cross sit Gdzjd
cartwheel without flight phase Ge0nq
cartwheel with flight phase Ge0s0

B-value

(worth 0.2)

free shoulder roll without hand support (Garrison roll) Gdy90
back extension Gg26w
backward roll to handstand Gg27h
sideward roll tucked Gg2jt
sideward roll stretched Gg2lw
sideward roll through neckstand Gdye6
walkover backward with stoop through of one leg Gdzop
walkover backward from extended tuck sit (Valdez) Gg29a
cartwheel from extended tuck sit to sit back down on the beam 17thdx
round-off Ge11h
handspring forward Ge0wc
back handspring (flic flac) step-out Gg2vb
back handspring (flic flac) step-out with the support of one arm Gg2wa
back handspring (flic flac) to two feet Ge18o
Gainer back handspring (flic flac) Ge1w0
Gainer back handspring (flic flac) swing down to cross straddle sit (Korbut) Gg3nx
back handspring (flic flac) with tuck swing down to cross straddle sit (Chen) Gg3ro
side straddle roll with grasp under the beam to finish in sit position Gdxvx

C-value

(worth 0.3)

Valdez with full turn Gg2h1
Valdez swing through horizontal plane with one arm support (Garrison) Gdztl
back handspring (flic flac) with half twist after hand support Ge1ko
back handspring (flic flac) with ¼ twist to handstand Gg26a
back handspring (flic flac) in side position to back hip circle (Yurchenko loop) Gg3cy
back handspring (flic flac) with pike swing down to cross straddle sit (Rueda) Gg3ue
front tuck salto with take-off from one foot Gg40x
tuck back salto Gg4ib
pike back salto Gg4k8
Gainer tuck back salto Ge2wl
Gainer layout step-out salto Gg4pn
back layout step-out salto Gg4mp
Gainer flic-flac with ¼ twist to handstand (Honti) Gainer-flic-flac-with-1-4-turn-to-handstand
back hip circle 1g7bh6

D-value

(worth 0.4)

back handspring (flic flac) with full twist before hand support (Kochetkova) Gg2zq
back handspring (flic flac) with ¾ twist to handstand (Omelianchik) Gg31n
jump from side position with half twist to handstand (Kolesnikova) Hascm
back handspring (flic flac) with step-out in side position (Tousek) Gg37k
Gainer back handspring (flic flac) with full twist (Khorkina) Gg3l1
back handspring (flic flac) with full twist swing down to cross straddle sit (Rufolva) Gg3wg
free aerial cartwheel Gfvzo
free aerial walkover forward to one foot Gfvgx
free aerial walkover forward to two feet Ge2a3
front tuck salto with take off from two feet Gg2e0
front pike salto with take off from one foot Gg46g
front pike salto with take off from one foot to land in arabesque (Liukin) Gfvoc
tuck side salto Gg4dx
piked side salto Gg4fp
aerial cartwheel with leg change (Gardiner) Ge57x

E-value

(worth 0.5)

Onodi to two feet (Worley) Gg2yc
back handspring (flic flac) in side position with full twist to back hip circle (Teza) Gg3f5
free aerial round-off Gg53t
front pike salto with take off from two feet Gg4a6
layout back salto to two feet Ge2is
aerial cartwheel across beam (Colussi) Gg5hc
salto sideward tucked take-off from one leg with half turn to side stand (Schaefer) Gg50k

F-value

(worth 0.6)

jump backwards with half twist to walkover forward with step-out (Onodi) Gfy8c
jump forward with half twist to salto back tucked (Maaranen) Ge34q
jump forward with half twist to salto back piked (Produnova) Gg4rr
tucked Arabian salto Gg5dk
tuck back salto with full twist Gg59k

G-value

(worth 0.7)

layout back salto with full twist Ge2s7

Turns

A-value

(worth 0.1)

full turn on one foot Gg28b
full turn in knee scale Ge688

B-value

(worth 0.2)

1½ turn on one foot Ge5z6
full turn in tuckstand Gfud2
half illusion turn Ge6r3

C-value

(worth 0.3)

full turn in back attitude Gg5q3
full turn with leg at horizontal Gg67i
full turn with leg in split Gg6aw
1½ turn in tuckstand Ge6ji

D-value

(worth 0.4)

1¼ back spin (Li Li) Gg5s6
double turn on one foot Gfupd
1½ turn with leg at horizontal Ge6ef
double turn in tuckstand Gg6dn
illusion turn Gg62c
full turn with free leg held backward and upward (Preziosa) Gg6ig
1½ turn with leg in split L3kst
2½ turn in tuckstand Vbo4e

E-value

(worth 0.5)

triple turn on one foot (Okino) 13uxzx
double turn with leg at horizontal (Wevers) Gg5v1
triple turn in tuckstand on one foot (Mitchell) Gfxif

Leaps & Jumps

A-value

(worth 0.1)

stag leap Ge6xu
straddle jump from side stand Ge80x
pike jump Gg6z0
cat leap with half turn Ge90i
wolf hop Ge9m5
wolf jump Gg72p
leap with leg change to wolf Ge9ov
sissone Gg756
Shushunova with ¼ twist 1fsjhx

B-value

(worth 0.2)

split leap Ge7l3
split jump 18np38
straddle jump Ge7yl
split jump in side position with bending of rear leg (Henrich) Ge7rd
straddle jump with half turn Ge83q
straddle jump with half turn from side stand Ge86g
Fouette hop with half turn to land in arabesque Ge8d8
straight jump with full turn Ge8vx
cat leap with full turn Ge936
wolf jump with half turn Ge9r6
ring jump Ge9u2
stag ring jump Gg7du
Shushunova with ¾ twist Gg4x2
Shushunova with full twist 1fsiwb

C-value

(worth 0.3)

split jump with half turn Ge7tx
tuck jump with full turn Ge95r
straddle jump with full turn Gg6t6
switch split leap Ge8n9
switch leap with ¼ turn to straddle (Johnson) Gg6x9
pike jump with full turn Ge8r5
straight jump with 1½ turn Ge8yn
tuck jump with 1½ turn Ge9a1
sheep jump Ggkmd

D-value

(worth 0.4)

Tour Jete Ge7oa
split jump with full turn Ge7w0
wolf jump with full turn Gfvkq
split ring leap Ge9xt
split jump with body arched and head dropped (Yang Bo) Gg6ov
butterfly Ge8ir

E-value

(worth 0.5)

Johnson with half turn 1ieac0
split leap with full turn Gg55r
switch split leap with half turn Gfviw
Yang Bo from side stand (Teza) Gg6r3
switch split ring leap 19t512

Dismounts

A-value

(worth 0.1)

front salto tucked Gecq5
front salto tucked with half twist Gecsc
Gainer tuck back salto off the side of the beam Gedbg
tuck back salto Gedwt
stretched back salto Gedyq

B-value

(worth 0.2)

aerial walkover forward with full twist Gecmh
Arabian front Ged83
Gainer stretched back salto with full twist off the side of the beam Geddc
Gainer tuck back salto off the end of the beam Gedjz
tuck back salto with full twist Gee1i
stretched back salto with full twist Gee4f

C-value

(worth 0.3)

aerial walkover forward with 1½ twist Gg7py
front salto tucked with full twist Gecuu
front salto stretched with full twist Gecx0
front salto stretched with 1½ twist Ged3e
Gainer stretched back salto with double twist off the side of the beam Gg7rw
Gainer pike back salto off the end of the beam Gedmk
Gainer tuck back salto off with full twist the end of the beam (Kim) Gedrf
stretched back salto with 1½ twist Gee7a
stretched back salto with double twist Gg7vh
Gainer stretched back salto off the end of the beam Gedts

D-value

(worth 0.4)

front salto stretched with double twist Ged5s
Gainer stretched back salto with 2½ twist off the side or end of the beam (Khorkina) Gg7t1
stretched back salto with 2½ twist Gfvm9
double tuck back salto Gg7fs
Gainer salto straight with full twist from the end of the beam (Steingruber) 14s5kx

E-value

(worth 0.5)

double pike back salto Gg7i9

F-value

(worth 0.6)

double front salto Gg7na
Gainer stretched back salto with triple twist off the side or end of the beam Gedi7
stretched back salto with triple twist Pblrw

G-value

(worth 0.7)

Arabian double front (Patterson) Gfx7x
double tuck back salto with full twist Hdlth
double pike back salto with full twist Geed0

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