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 In the women’s team final, Lee competed in uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise and posted the best score in each for the United States. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 8 Aug. 2021 The sudden withdrawal of Biles, the face of the Olympics, first from the team event, then - in order - the all-around, the vault, uneven bars and the floor exercise, became a worldwide story. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Aug. 2021 That segment, Biles said, will feature a spoken word performance by former UCLA standout Katelyn Ohashi, whose exuberant floor exercise routines went viral during her Bruins career. Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2021 Rebeca Andrade with masterful routines on the beam and floor exercise to claim the gold medal with a final all-around score of 57.433. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 13 Aug. 2021 Jade Carey, who won gold in the individual floor exercise in Tokyo, will compete for Oregon State. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Aug. 2021 Kata is an a form demonstration event comparable to gymnastics floor exercise. USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2021 Carey is the third consecutive U.S. floor exercise gold medalist following Aly Raisman in 2012 and Biles in 2016. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 3 Aug. 2021 In arenas today, gymnasts compete on a series of what are called apparatuses: both men and women do a tumbling routine, called a floor exercise, and launch themselves off a vault. Claire Galofaro, chicagotribune.com, 3 Aug. 2021

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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 22 Oct. 2021.

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