swing to handstand

Apparatus/setup: parallel bars

FIG element: A (0.1)

Description: From front swing make a backward swing and end in handstand.


  • zwaaien naar handstand (Nederlands)
  • élan à l'appui tendu renversé (Français)

Attention points

  • shoulders forward in upswing

Help techniques

clamp grip

clamp grip

The helper stands on a stable underground at the same height as the gymnast. He can help the gymnast by using a clamp grip at the chest and back. An other option is to give support at the shoulders, to avoid falling over.


  • Turnen in beeld (van den Berg Tjalling)