Straddle Roll Forward to High Bar (Radochla)

Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (low to high)

Known as
Radochla roll

Named after
Birgit Radochla GER
Doris Fuchs Brause USA

Aside from sounding like a delicious and trendy appetizer, the Radochla roll has an odd naming history. It is known as the Radochla roll—in the code of points, as well as just generally—after Birgit Radochla, who represented Germany at the 1964 Olympics and can be seen above performing the skill at the 1965 European Championships. The skill, however, spent most of its history in the code of points being named after American Doris Fuchs Brause, who competed it at the 1966 World Championships. Now, Brause is no longer listed in the named skill section, the skill attributed solely to Radochla.

This skill had a heyday from its origination in the 1960s into the 70s, when it was quite a popular element. It is sure due for a comeback if someone can figure out how to work out of it.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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