Stalder Shaposhnikova 1/2



Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (low bar-to-high bar)

Known as
Stalder Shaposhnikova/Shaposh/Shap 1/2
Chow 1/2

For a somewhat new skill, the Stalder Shaposhnikova with 1/2 turn has the odd condition of being named after nobody. Beginning in the latter half of the 2012 quadrennium, the skill began to be performed by a solid 20 million people nearly simultaneously. Yet, by that time it already existed in the code of points (listed as the same skill as the regular Stalder Shaposhnikova), having been performed and given a value as early as 2006, though not at name-able competitions. Subsequent gymnasts performing the skill therefore couldn’t get it named after themselves because it was already in the code.

And yet, Stalder Shaposhnikova 1/2 is super long and annoying to say, so you will hear this referred to as a Chow 1/2 for the sake of ease, which gets a little complicated because we don’t usually do that for the progressive Shaposh variations (for instance, you won’t hear “Maloney 1/2”). Also because the Chow isn’t even officially the Chow anymore in code of points for no reason. Great.

For the differences among the names, refer to: Shaposhatchev Dictionary

E (2013—)
D (2006–2012)

Currently performed by:
Nina Derwael (BEL)
Gabrielle Douglas (USA)
Huang Huidan (CHN)
Natalia Kapitonova (RUS)
Madison Kocian (USA)
Lauren Navarro (USA)
Daria Skrypnik (RUS)
Rebecca Tunney (GBR)
Yao Jinnan (CHN)

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