floor exercise


: an event in gymnastics competition consisting of various ballet and tumbling movements (such as jumps, somersaults, and handstands) performed without apparatus

Examples of floor exercise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Douglas started the day on a shaky note on the floor exercise. Kaetlyn Liddy, NBC News, 27 Apr. 2024 Arkansas' floor exercise score of 49.1375 was its lowest of the season behind the 49.3 the Razorbacks scored at the SEC Championships. Tom Murphy, arkansasonline.com, 19 Apr. 2024 Price had the day's best floor exercise score at 9.925 until Kentucky's Raena Worley posted a 9.95 in the final routine of the competition. Tom Murphy, arkansasonline.com, 5 Apr. 2024 Exercise mat: Protect your floors and enhance comfort during floor exercises with a high-quality exercise mat. The Arizona Republic, 21 Mar. 2024 She was slated to compete in three of the four events on Saturday — vault, balance beam, and floor exercise — and would have faced reigning Olympic all-around champion, Sunisa Lee, in senior competition for the first time. Kaetlyn Liddy, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2024 Her current routine includes sitting down and standing up repeatedly, pelvic floor exercises, clamshells, and weight lifting. Gina Ryder, STAT, 3 Jan. 2024 The Razorbacks have had only two athletes lead the country on an event at any point in a season: Katherine Grable in the all-around in 2014 and Jaime Pisani in the floor exercise in 2012. Tom Murphy, arkansasonline.com, 19 Jan. 2024 The Razorbacks and Crimson Tide each lead the nation in one event, Arkansas on the floor exercise with its season-opening 49.575 and Alabama with an average score of 49.538 on the uneven bars. Tom Murphy, arkansasonline.com, 19 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of floor exercise was in 1957

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“Floor exercise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floor%20exercise. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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