6 July, 2017

Second new Pommel Horse element for Iran’s Saeedreza Keikha

AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): Some good news for Asia and Iran after the international gymnastics federation’s (FIG) men’s technical committee approved a second new Pommel Horse element after Iran’s Saeedreza Keikha, who earlier this year became the first gymnast from his country to have a skill named for him in the Code of Points.
The new element, with a side support with half spindle with both pommels between the hands (flair or circle), will be known as the Keikha 2.
Keikha had successfully performed it at the Islamic Solidarity Games in May in Baku, Azerbaijan.
“I’m glad that I had performed a new element during the Games,” Keikha had said in a recent interview. “I was pleased with my performance as well my country’s show at the Baku event where we won a bronze with 152.150 points.”
Saman Madani and Hadi Khanarinejad were the other team members, who finished behind Turkey (163.450) and Azerbaijan (161.700).
The gymnasts, with original skills named for them in the Code of Points achieve a kind of immortality in the sport as their names will live on years after they have taken their final bows on the international stage.