floor exercise


Definition of floor exercise

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Comaneci also helped Romania win a silver in the team competition and took a bronze in the floor exercise. Tim Reynolds, Star Tribune, "In 1976, Comaneci's perfect 10s made her the perfect one," 8 Aug. 2020 Going for broke on the floor exercise, the 16-year-old from Fairmont, W.Va., put on a dazzling display of somersaults and backward flips, just barely keeping her size-three feet inbounds on her second set of somersaults. Pete Herrera, Star Tribune, "AP WAS THERE: 1984 Los Angeles Olympics," 11 Aug. 2020 In 2016, Douglas once again made the U.S. team and won a second consecutive team gold along with Biles, who also took the individual all-around title, won golds on the vault and floor exercise and bronze on the balance beam. Aria Gerson, USA TODAY, "Gabby Douglas lifted gymnastics and Black athletes to new heights in 2012," 2 Aug. 2020 His breakthrough gold medal came in floor exercise at the 1978 World Championships. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana State's Kurt Thomas, gymnast denied 1980 glory, dies," 7 June 2020 The top gymnast on each event after eight competitions earns a trip to Tokyo, and Carey is in first on both floor exercise and vault with just two World Cups left. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Gymnast Morgan Hurd makes strong case for Tokyo Olympics with win at American Cup," 7 Mar. 2020 That’s impressive, considering the two-time Olympian (2012, 2016) took 7th in the all-around in Rio in 2016; 8th on floor exercise and 4th on high bar. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sam Mikulak is checking all the right boxes heading into American Cup at Fiserv Forum," 6 Mar. 2020 Her winning performance included two skills never before executed in a women’s gymnastics competition: a triple double (two flips with three twists) in floor exercise and a double-double dismount (two flips with two twists) off the balance beam. Jacey Fortin, New York Times, "Tevin Biles-Thomas, Brother of U.S. Gymnast, Is Charged in a Triple Murder," 30 Aug. 2019 The camo-patterned, stainless-steel bottle not only holds 40 ounces but also doubles as a workout roller, ideal floor exercises and for stretching your calves, back, quads, and hamstrings. Outdoor Life, "Four reusable water bottles for next-level hydration," 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of floor exercise

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Floor exercise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floor%20exercise. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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