Zuchold-Schleudern

zuchold

zucholdschleudern

Event
Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (high-to-low)

Known as
Zuchold
Zuchold-Schleudern
That thing Ruby Harrold does

Named for
Erika Zuchold (GDR)

About
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 refers to the dislocation portion of this skill but is in itself a different, simpler skill than this one, which was originated by Erika Zuchold and as such should be known as the Zuchold, just like every other skill that’s named after a person.

It is an ancient skill 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. Because we just can’t anymore…

Value
D

Currently performed by
Ruby Harrold (GBR)

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