floor exercise

noun

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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Biles stumbled during her beam routine, and stepped out of bounds during the floor exercise, The Associated Press reported. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "The USA Women's Gymnastics Team Won Its 4th Straight World Championship—Here's How to Watch the Final Events," 31 Oct. 2018 The four-time Olympic gold medalist dominated the U.S. Gymnastics Championships by not only winning a record fifth all-around title, but literally winning gold on every apparatus—floor exercise, balance beam, vault, and uneven bars—as well. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Simone Biles Made Gymnastics History in a Leotard Honoring Fellow Sexual Abuse Survivors," 20 Aug. 2018 Milliet took the win in balance beam, uneven bars and floor exercise with 9.9s on each apparatus. Cheryl Wray, AL.com, "Abby Milliet overcomes obstacles, leads Auburn gymnastics into meet against Bama," 23 Feb. 2018 Wade will compete in the vault and balance beam Wednesday, and in bars and floor exercise Thursday. Scott Hanson, The Seattle Times, "Seattle gymnast Virginia Wade conquers another challenge, wins her division in all-around at Special Olympics USA Games," 3 July 2018 Despite the loss, Auburn scored a season-high total on the floor exercise with a 49.375 on the apparatus and led by Gracie Day who received a team-high 9.925 on the event. Cheryl Wray, AL.com, "No. 6 Alabama gymnastics wins big with season-high score against Auburn," 23 Feb. 2018 Bercz won the vault with a score of nine, the bars with a 9.3, the floor exercise with an 8.9 and the all-around with a score of 35.3. John Snodgrass, Cincinnati.com, "Prospect breakdown: Wrestling, swimming dominate," 17 Feb. 2018 Gymnasts vie to become Junior Olympic national champions in all-around, as well as in all 4 events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Rasputin Todd, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: May 7-13," 7 May 2018 On the floor exercise, the Tide posted a 49.2500 led by junior Abby Armbrecht's 9.8625 in the leadoff spot. Cheryl Wray, AL.com, "Alabama gymnastics finishes 5th in NCAA semifinals, won't advance to Super Six," 20 Apr. 2018

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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