Olympic gymnast Georgia Godwin has become just the fifth Australian to have an original move named in her honour.
The Godwin is now in the global scoring system for gymnastics.
The 26-year-old performed the move on the uneven bars at world challenge cup events in Israel and Croatia earlier this year.
As a result the Godwin has now been officially recognised by the International Gymnastics Federation’s code of points — the rulebook defining sport’s scoring system.
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Godwin, who competed at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and is a dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist, created the move and was the first person in the world to use it in competition.
“An absolute dream come true to be able to say I have created a skill and was the first person in the world and in the history of gymnastics to [complete] it,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I worked my butt off for it to be ready and I’m so happy. Thank you to everyone who believed in me and ‘the Godwin’.”
The Godwin encompasses a clear hip circle, forward to handstand with 1/1 turn (360 degrees) in a handstand phase known as the Weiler kip.
She joins fellow Australians Trudy Mcintosh (vault), Jacqui Dunn (beam), Lauren Mitchell (floor and beam) and Mary-Anne Monckton (uneven bars) in having an original move ratified in the code of points.
Godwin said it was “such an honour” to stand alongside them in the history books.
“Now, where should I get my symbol tattooed?” she said.
Earlier this year, US gymnastics legend Simone Biles had a fifth skill named after her in the code of points when she performed the Yurchenko double pike off the vault in Belgium.
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