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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The diagonal length of the floor exercise mat is less than 56 feet. Stanley Kay, SI.com, "Four Questions That Will Define the U.S. Open," 22 Aug. 2019 Senior Samantha Cerio severely injured both of her legs on her first pass as Auburn’s floor exercise anchor. Amie Just, al, "Auburn’s Samantha Cerio sustains gruesome leg injuries at NCAA Regionals," 5 Apr. 2019 For the second straight year, the Brookfield girls gymnastics program has a state floor exercise champion. Andrew Gruman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brookfield's Lexi Romero state co-champion on floor exercise and finishes as runner-up in all-around," 9 Mar. 2018 Biles became the first woman to perform it in the floor exercise of a competition Friday, but landed it for the first time Sunday. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Simone Biles Is First-Ever Woman to Land Triple Double in Competition on Floor," 11 Aug. 2019 Earlier in the day, Biles became the first woman to attempt a triple-double -- two flips and three twists in the air -- in competition during the floor exercise. Leah Asmelash And Nadeem Muaddi, CNN, "Simone Biles just became the first gymnast to land a double-double dismount, and it's incredible," 10 Aug. 2019 Morgan Hurd, the 2017 world champion, rebounded from a rocky floor exercise on Friday that dropped her to eighth overall to zoom up to fourth. Author: Will Graves, Anchorage Daily News, "6 pack; Biles soars to 6th US gymnastics title," 12 Aug. 2019 Morgan Hurd, the 2017 world champion, rebounded from a rocky floor exercise on Friday that dropped her to eighth overall to zoom up to fourth. Will Graves, courant.com, "Simone Biles soars to 6th US gymnastics title," 12 Aug. 2019 Morgan Hurd, the 2017 world champion, rebounded from a rocky floor exercise on Friday that dropped her to eighth overall to zoom up to fourth. Will Graves, BostonGlobe.com, "Simone Biles shows how it’s done with sixth US title," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of floor exercise

1957, in the meaning defined above

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