Gymnast and Olympic hopeful Marisa Dick has already made a name for herself in the gymnastics world, and that name is “The Dick”. The move is entirely official now and recognized and logged into the official gymnastics rule book.
The 18 year old is amped that she’s already made her mark. Talking to CBC news “It’s super cool to know that my name will kind of live on in the world of gymnastics.”
“It’s really exciting. It was one of my biggest goals going into worlds, to get this move named after myself.”
The Dick in question is a tricky move that involves jumping and doing the splits onto the bar, a move I assume people with testicles probably wouldn’t be able to do without major damage. It took months of practice to perfect but got the attention it deserved when she first used it at the Worlds Gymnastics Championships.
Although this wasn’t my best meet due to dislocating my rib the day before in training, I’m thankful I was able to push through and have a pretty great meet. The highlight of my experience at the 46th world championships in Glasgow was getting this skilled named after myself. At my first worlds in 2013 I witnessed @victoriamoors_ , @simonebiles , @silvia_cp17 and a few others achieve and submit a brand new skill into the FIG code of points, what a legacy. Theirs, mine and so many others names will forever be recognized in the gymnastics world. I would like to thank all my friends, family, supporters and most of all, all my coaches that have helped me get to where I am today. Without you guys pushing me and looking up to me I would not have made it this far. I love you guys❤️ Always set dreams and goals for yourself no matter how big or how hard they seem, if you want it bad enough you will achive it. My biggest goal since 2013 was to submit a skill in the FIG code of points ???? My biggest dream since I was old enough to know what it was is to go to the Olympic Games ???? #rio2016OlympicGames Congratulations to my teammate @themarttt , you had the best meet of your life and what a competition to do that at! You have grown and improved so much as an athlete even in the last few years that we have been teammates. We did this together! Behold….. The Dick
The Trinidad and Tobago gymnast takes it with good humour though stating in her instagram post ” We did this together! Behold….. The Dick”
In October she finished 74th and her teammate Thema Williams finished at 59th at the 2015 world gymnastic championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
“Only one of us gets to go to the Olympics, so it’s kind of a cutthroat time. But it’s exciting.”
Only time will tell if The Dick will be enough to earn her a place at the Olympics.