Bhardwaj

bhardwaj

bhardwaj

Event
Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (high-to-low)

Known as
Bhardwaj
Pak 1/1
Full-twisting Pak

Named for
Mohini Bhardwaj (USA)

About
The Bhardwaj has a number of appealing qualities for gymnasts looking to perform it, in particular its juicy E value and how it finishes facing the correct direction to perform a Shaposhnikova-style element.

Still, it currently remains the domain of only the most adventurous bars workers, largely because of the challenge of performing it with legs together in a fully ladylike position. When most gymnasts perform the Bhardwaj, their legs flop apart, losing more tenths in execution than are gained in the D-score advantage it provides over the Pak. Those who perform the Bhardwaj cleanly enough for the skill to be worth it are few and far between, but they do exist and should be showered with gifts.

Value
E

Currently performed by
Kim Bui (GER)
Nina Derwael (BEL)
Ruby Harrold (GBR)
Rebecca Tunney (GBR)
Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS)

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