'It's extremely difficult' - Kiwi gymnast on performing risky new manoeuvre for Commonwealth Games

Kiwi gymnast Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov has created a new manoeuvre named after him, 'The Koudinov', but he's not quite sure whether he will try out the risky move at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next year.

The International Federation of Gymnastics over the weekend recognised the move and had it included in the International Men's Artistic Gymnastics Code of Points with six other new elements.

Koudinov said he will be putting the team first when competing at the games in April.

"Because of the nature of the skill it's extremely difficult and extremely inconsistent. So for the team I'm going to do the best performance I can with the most solid routine I can think of," said Koudinov.

Then I think why not? Throw it all out there and see what happens - NZ gymnast Misha Koudinov

"If I do make the high bar final I think it will probably be my last routine ever, I'm planning on retiring after.

"Then I think why not? Throw it all out there and see what happens."

Koudinov first showed off his new skill in October at the 2017 World Qualifications in Montreal.

The Gold Coast games will be Koudinov's fourth Commonwealth Games. He will be competing in the rings, pommel, parallel bars and high bar.

Misha Koudinov has created a new skill and has had it recognised by the International Federation of Gymnastics. Source: 1 NEWS