Stalder Hecht (Yarotska)

Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (low to high)

Known as
Stalder hecht

Named after
Irina Yarotska (UKR) (unofficially but correctly)

Not to be confused with the Stalder shoot, where the gymnast releases the low bar and then counter-rotates to grab the high bar, in the Stalder hecht the gymnast will actually spend some time upside down. These hechts are all now worth a single letter value more than the shoot-to-high skills as of the 2017 code, but as they’re still just at C, it hasn’t exactly led to a run on the bank or many (any) gymnasts performing them.

This skill also has some fun code nonsense going on (and by fun, I mean horrible) because for some reason Irina Yarotska has been given named credit for the clear-hip version of this skill, which already existed when she was competing, instead of the Stalder version, which is the skill she actually originated.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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