It has been roughly nine months since the closing of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

In my laze, I’ve decided to look back and see what the most popular/common skills were at the Games. I am going off the qualification rounds for these numbers.

The top 5 are listed below, with all ties:

Vault
1. Yurchenko Layout with 1.5 twists (valued at 5.5) – 28
2. Yurchenko Layout with 2 twists (vauled at 5.8) – 19
3. Yurchenko Layout with 1 twist (valued at 5.0) – 18
4. Yurchenko Layout with 2.5 twists (valued at 6.5) – 4
5. Handspring Pike with 1/2 twist (valued at 5.0) – 3
5. Tsukahara Layout with 1.5 twists (valued at 5.7) – 3
5. Handspring Layout with 1.5 twists (valued at 6.3) – 3

Uneven Bars Dismounts
1. Tucked Double Front – 26
2. Tucked Full-In or Full-Out –  20
3. Double Layout – 12
4. Double Pike – 8
5. Double Arabian Tucked or Piked – 6

Balance Beam Dismounts
1. Double Pike – 28
2. Layout with 2.5 twists – 20
3. Double Tuck – 19
4. Layout Triple Twist – 5
5. Layout Double Twist – 4

Floor Exercise Finals Tumbling Passes
1. Double Pike – 56
2. Layout with 2.5 twists – 11
3. Front Layout Double Twist – 5
4. Layout Double Twist – 2
5. Tucked Full-In – 1 (Shawn Johnson, USA)
5. Front Layout Full – 1 (Sherine El-Zeiny, Egypt)
5. Layout Triple Twist – 1 (Sandra Izbasa, Romania)

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