Toe-on Shaposhnikova 1/2 (Van Leeuwen)

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Event
Uneven Bars

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

Known as
Toe-on Shaposhnikova 1/2
Toe Shap 1/2
Van Leeuwen

Named for
Laura Van Leeuwen (NED)

Although in the ever-accurate code of points, Laura Van Leeuwen is not given the benefit of a first name. The skill is simply listed as named after Van Leeuwen, as though her first name is Van and her last name is Leeuwen. Good old Van.

About
A skill somewhat ahead of its time, the toe-on Shaposh 1/2 has grown into one of the most valuable and popular transition elements on bars in recent years given its E value and the scoring boon of connecting into it out of a Pak salto, a connection that was deemed the domain of the select few bars queens only a few years ago and is now nearly expected.

There are a couple schools of thought when it comes to naming Shaposh-style elements. Some prefer to use the namesake surnames to refer to each one, though I find that overuse of names gets confusing and makes the skills unnecessarily difficult to keep track of unless its a universal reference (Yurchenko, Shaposhnikova, Pak, Onodi).   Describing the particular version of the skill (toe-on, 1/2, etc.) is more explicit and inclusive of those who understand the terminology but may not keep track of all of the names.

But, to remember the differences among the names, refer to: Shaposhatchev Dictionary

Value
E

Currently performed by:
Tabea Alt (GER)
Rebeca Andrade (BRA)
Ellie Black (CAN)
Georgia-Rose Brown (AUS)
Kim Bui (GER)
Nia Dennis (USA)
Nina Derwael (BEL)
Brenna Dowell (USA)
Ellie Downie (GBR)
Sherine El Zeiny (EGY)
Jazmyn Foberg (USA)
Claudia Fragapane (GBR)
Margzetta Frazier (USA)
Emily Gaskins (USA)
Rachel Gowey (USA)
Ruby Harrold (GBR)
Rune Hermans (BEL)
Loan His (FRA)
Amelia Hundley (USA)
Larisa Iordache (ROU)
Gabby Jupp (GBR)
Maria Kharenkova (RUS)
Viktoria Komova (RUS)
Zsofia Kovacs (HUN)
Angelina Kysla (UKR)
Oreane Lechenault (FRA)
Angelina Melnikova (RUS)
Rianna Mizzen (AUS)
Alexa Moreno (MEX)
Aliya Mustafina (RUS)
Tatiana Nabieva (RUS)
Emma Nedov (AUS)
Anamaria Ocolisan (ROU)
Lorrane Oliveira (BRA)
Isabela Onyshko (CAN)
Maria Paseka (RUS)
Brittany Rogers (CAN)
Irina Sazonova (ISL)
Elisabeth Seitz (GER)
Evgeniya Shelgunova (RUS)
Daria Spiridonova (RUS)
Giulia Steingruber (SUI)
Amy Tinkler (GBR)
Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS)
Xie Yufen (CHN)
Zhu Xiaofang (CHN)

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