Queen of Turns on the Beam

The first thing I would like to show you, is an impressive balance beam routine I found on YouTube. It´s from the Dutch Trials for the European Championships. Sanne Wevers is doing five (!!) different turns in one routine: a double turn with leg up, a single turn with leg up into a single turn leg bent into a double turn leg bent, a triple (!) turn. Unfortunately she falls on the triple turn.

Her sister Lieke Wevers also competed – she did “only” three turns in her balance beam routine.

Do you know other gymnasts, who did triple turns on beam?

8 Responses to “Queen of Turns on the Beam”

  1. rickmc Says:

    I have subscribed and will be reading every post.

    My one trip to Berlin was fantastic. I’ve always had fond memories of your city.


  2. Gymnastics Coaching » Blog Archive » GymNiceTic - blog from Berlin Says:

    […] Queen of Turns on the Beam […]

  3. Matt Says:


    thanks for sharing 😛

  4. duder Says:

    Well, Betty Okino originated the skill back in the early 90s. It is named after her in the COP.

  5. hytain Says:

    I did a little searching and it looks like the triple turn is actually called an Okino after Betty Okino who, apparently, did it for the first time during the

    1991 Worlds’ beam EF

    I don’t know if anyone else has done this skill successfully.

    On a side note, thanks for starting a new gymnastics blog. It is definately filling the void left by triple full and c-score.

  6. The Wevers « GymNiceTic Says:

    […] But that’s not the most difficult routine turn-wise she has done. At the trials for the European Championships 2009 she even did five turns in one routine. Check it out! […]

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