Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (high-to-low)

Known as
That thing Ruby Harrold does

Named for
Erika Zuchold (GDR)

It’s a common misconception that this skill is named after a gymnast with the compound last name Zuchold-Schleudern. Blame the weird and misleading CoP hyphenation for that. Schleudern actually refers to the dislocation portion of this skill and is itself a (small) family of skills. Kind of like how we use the term Shaposh to describe an entire family of elements. There are several Schleuderns.

This one was originated by Erika Zuchold, and as such should be known simply as the Zuchold, just like every other skill ever that’s named after a person. We don’t call the toe-on Shaposh a Maloney-Shaposhnikova. It’s just a Maloney. But here we are.

This is an ancient skill that would have stayed buried under the sands of time if not for being re-popularized by Ruby Harrold of Great Britain when she brought it back at the 2013 World Championship.

In spite of the name of the skill being in the description in the Code of Points, the name Zuchold is not included in the named-skills portion of the code. Chalk up another win for Team Suck.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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