double layout dismounts from bars

Yet more great captures from Trent Nelson, Chief Photographer at the Salt Lake Tribune. Utah gymnasts:

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Two eerily similar photographs of dismounts. Above: Katie Kivisto, Below: Jamie Deetscreek.

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Tribune Blogs — Fly on the Wall

You might expect the girls to have their arms pinned to their sides. (That would be more artistic.) Having the the arms forward like this allows them to either increase or decrease rotation slightly, depending on what is needed to “stick” the landing. (This is the NCAA, remember. Landing is everything with their scoring system.)

Related:

  • vault photos from the end of the horse
  • great gymnastics photos – Trent Nelson
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    Rick Mc

    Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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