Stoop Over (Zhang)

Uneven Bars

Skill type
Same-bar release

Known as
Stoop over
Swing back, pike vault over high bar

Named for
Zhang Wenning (CHN)

This is among those old-fashionedy looking release skills that doesn’t have a footprint in modern elite gymnastics because of its unusable-in-combination C value. Those who are looking to perform this type of skill will elect to go for the Khorkina/Markelov, the straddled version with 1/2 turn rather than the pike vault, because that does receive D credit.

Because the code doesn’t know how Chinese names work and has never bothered, apparently, you will see this skill called the Wenning on occasion, but her family name is Zhang.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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