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Markelov (Uneven Bars)


Uneven Bars

Skill type
Same-bar release

Known as

Named for
Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)
Vladimir Markelov (SOV) (Man)

Naming drama, naming drama, would you like some naming drama? In one of the many discrepancies between the code of points, actual reality, and popular parlance, this skill was named after Svetlana Khorkina for about a decade before her name was scrubbed from the record because of the vast international conspiracy against her greatness.

This is the Khorkina, despite what the code of points might say, and you will primarily still hear it referred to as the Khorkina. Perhaps because of the confusion over the naming, and also because of the supremacy of Man Things, you will also hear it referred to as a Markelov, its name in the men’s code of points.


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