Gymnastics Element Named after Houry Gebeshian

Gebeshian is likely to have a gymnastics skill named after her in a routine that included a 360 degree turn to get from the low bar to the high bar, in what she calls ‘The Gebeshian.’ (Photo: Armenian NOC)
Gebeshian is likely to have a gymnastics skill named after her in a routine that included a 360 degree turn to get from the low bar to the high bar, in what she calls ‘The Gebeshian.’ (Photo: Armenian NOC)

Houry Gebeshian performing the gymnastics element named after her, “The Gebeshian,” at the 2016 Rio Olympics (Photo: Armenian NOC)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil— Gymnast Houry Gebeshian’s original element on the uneven bars performed at the 2016 Rio Olympics-“The Gebeshian”-has been officially approved by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and will be published in their respective Code of Points.

The Armenian-American gymnast became the first female to compete for Armenia in her category. On August 7.

Although she did not qualify for the final round, Gebeshian thanked all of her fans for their support during the Olympic Games. “What more could I ask for? [I] Loved my ‪‎Olympic experience. [I] was smiling the entire time,” she said in a post on her official Facebook page.

"The Gebeshian" on uneven bars (Drawing: Koichi Endo)

“The Gebeshian” on uneven bars (Drawing: Koichi Endo)

The element describes as a hecht mount with a 360 degree turn, repulsing off the lower to the higher bar.

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