Pak salto

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The Pak, or Pak salto, is a release move performed on the uneven bars in women's artistic gymnastics. The move starts with the gymnast facing the low bar, swinging forwards towards the low bar and performing a straight backward salto to catch the low bar.

The uneven bar transition is named for former gymnast Gyong Sil Pak of North Korea.

Variations[edit]

The Pak salto can also be performed with a full twist (called a Bhardwaj salto), after American gymnast Mohini Bhardwaj), which increases its difficulty level.

External links[edit]

  • Code of Points at the official website of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG)
  • " YouTube The innovator, Gyong Sil Pak of North Korea performing her skill, the Pak salto - 1991 World Gymnastics Championships.
  • YouTube video of girls learning the Pak salto