Gymnastics Terms in Russian

Artistic gymnastics = Sportivnaya gimnastika
Rhythmic gymnastics = Khudozhestvennaya gimnastika

all-around = mnogobor'ye apparatus = snaryad arabian front somersault = "tvist" (prizhok nazad s povorotom na 180 i sal'to vperyod)
back (adv.) = nazad balance beam = brevno ball (RSG) = myach
bars = brus'ya cartwheel = "koleso" clear hip circle to handstand = oborot v upore v stoiku na rukakh
clubs (RSG) = bulavy dismount = soskok double = dvoinoye, dvoinoy
flic-flac (FF) = flyak floor = pomost, podium floor exercise = vol'niye uprazhneniya
forward roll = kuvyrok vperyod front (adv.) = vperyod full in-back out = "lunnoye sal'to"
giant = bol'shoy oborot Ginger = sal'to Gingera (sal'to nazad s povorotom v vis -- nogi vmeste) half in - half out = lunnoye sal'to (dvoinoe sal'to nazad s povorotom na 360)
half-twist = pol-oborota, povorot na 180 handspring = perevorot handspring backward = perevorot nazad, flyak
handspring (front) = perevorot vperyod handstand = stoika na rukakh headstand = stoika na golove
Hecht = lyot/lyotom high bar = perekladina hoop (RSG) = obruch
iron cross (crucifix) = krest kip = dvizheniye razgibom (on bars), polozheniye sognuvshis' (position) L-support = "ugolok", upor uglom
layout (stretched) = prognuvshis' piked = sognuvshis' pommel horse = kon'
ribbon (RSG) = lenta rings = kol'tsa rope (RSG) = skakalka
round-off = rondat somersault (flip) = sal'to split = shpagat
split leap = pryzhok v shpagate spot (spotting) = strakhovka springboard = mostik
triple = troinoye, troinoy tucked = v gruppirovke twist = oborot, piruet, vint, tvist
uneven bars = raznovysokiye (zhenskiye) brus'ya V-support = visokiy ugol v upore vault = (oporniy) pryzhok
walkover = medlenniy perevorot
Cheers and Phrases
Stoi! = Stand still! Halt! Stay! (Don't fall!) Molodets! = Good job! Well done! Derzhis'! = Hold (on)!
Davai! = Come on! Vperyod! = Forward!
You are my favorite gymnast! (to a female) = Vy moya samaya lyubimaya gimnastka!
You are my favorite gymnast! (to a male) = Vy moy samiy lyubimiy gimnast!
May I have your autograph? = Mozhno u vas vzyat' avtograf?
Please, sign this! = Podpishite pozhaluista!

* Please refer to Alphabet and Transliteration pages for the correct Russian pronounciation *


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