A Guide to Named Release Moves on Bars - Part 2

This week, we’re taking another look at those skills that are named after an elite gymnast and listed in the current Code of Points. Here is part 2 on release moves on bars. Last week, we focused on release moves where there is flight over the high bar (Tkatchev-style). Today, we are summarizing release moves with a salto (think Jaeger) as well as transitions between the high bar and the low bar. What’s your favorite skill you like to see performed from the list below? Let us know!

Saltos

Nyeste
Named for: Adrienn Nyeste (Hungary)
Competed at: 1995 World Championships
Description of skill: Swing forward and salto backward with ½ turn straddle-piked
Value of skill: D (0.40)

Cappuccitti
Named for: Stephanie Cappuccitti (Canada)
Competed at: 1995 World Championships
Description of skill: Jaeger stretched
Value of skill: E (0.50)
Gymnast who has performed this skill: He Kexin (China)

Comaneci
Named for: Nadia Comaneci (Romania)
Competed at: 1976 Olympic Games
Description of skill: Front support on HB, cast with salto forward straddled to hang on HB
Value of skill: E (0.50)
Other Gymnast who has performed this skill: Georgia Dabritz (USA)

Li Ya
Named for: Li Ya (China)
Competed at: 2006 World Cup
Description of skill: Jaeger straddled with ½ turn to hang on HB
Value of skill: E (0.50)
Gymnast who has performed this skill: He Kexin (China)

Hristakeva
Named for: Snejana Hristakeva (Bulgaria)
Competed at: 1992 World Championships
Description of skill: Swing forward between bars, salto backward stretched with 1 ½ turn to hang on HB
Value of skill: G (0.70)
Other Gymnast who has performed this skill: Isabelle Severino (France)

Mo
Named for: Mo Huilan (China)
Competed at: 1994 World Championships
Description of skill: Salto forward tucked over HB to catch in reverse grip
Value of skill: G (0.70)
Other Gymnast who has performed this skill: Yao Jinnan (China)

Transitions

Yarotska
Named of: Irina Yarotska (Ukraine)
Competed at: 2002 World Championships
Description of skill: Outer front support, clear hip circle backward on LB with hecht to hang on HB
Value of skill: B (0.20)

Ray
Named for: Elise Ray (USA)
Competed at: 1999 World Championships
Description of skill: Facing inward on LB, stalder backward with release and counter movement to hang on HB
Value of skill: C (0.30)
Other Gymnast who has performed this skill: Kyla Ross (USA)

Delladio
Named for: Tanja Delladio (Croatia)
Competed at: 2006 World Championships
Description of skill: From handstand on LB, hecht vault to hang on HB
Value of skill: C (0.30)

Zgoba
Named for: Darlya Zgoba (Ukraine)
Competed at: 2006 World Championships
Description of skill: Clear pike circle backward on LB with release and counter flight forward to hang on HB or with hecht flight to hang on HB
Value of skill: C (0.30)

Ezhova
Named for: Lludmila Ezhova (Russia)
Competed at: 2001 World Championships
Description of skill: From HB, swing backward and release with ½ turn in flight between bars to catch LB to hang
Value of skill: D (0.40)

Maloney
Named for: Kristen Maloney (USA)
Competed at: 1997 World Championships
Description of skill: Toe-on Shaposhnikova
Value of skill: D (0.40)
Other Gymnast who has performed this skill: Rebecca Downie (Great Britain)

Pak
Named for: Pak Gyong Sil (North Korea)
Competed at: 1989 World Championships
Description of skill: Hang on HB facing LB, swing forward salto backward stretched between bars to clear support on LB
Value of skill: D (0.40)

Radochla
Named for: Birgit Radocla (East Germany)
Competed at: 1964 Olympic Games
Description of skill: From inner front support on LB, cast with salto roll forward to hang on HB
Value of skill: D (0.40)

Retiz Hernandez
Named for: Karla Yanin Retiz Hernandez (Mexico)
Competed at: 2014 World Championships
Description of skill: Hang on HB, swing forward with ½ turn and flight to handstand with ½ turn on LB
Value of skill: D (0.40)

Shaposhnikova
Named for: Natalia Shaposhnikova (Soviet Union)
Competed at: 1977 World Cup
Description of skill: Inner front support on LB, clear hip circle through handstand with flight to hang on HB
Value of skill: D (0.40)

Teza
Named for: Elvire Teza (France)
Competed at: 2000 Olympic Games
Description of skill: Circle swing backward and continue to salto backward stretched/piked between bars to clear support on LB
Value of skill: D (0.40)

Khorkina
Named for: Svetlana Khorkina (Russia)
Competed at: 1996 Olympic Games
Description of skill: Shaposhnikova with ½ turn in flight to hang on HB
Value of skill: E (0.50)

Komova
Named for: Viktoria Komova (Russia)
Competed at: 2011 World Championships
Description of skill: Inbar stalder to Shaposhnikova
Value of skill: E (0.50)
Other Gymnast who has performed this skill: Sophie Scheder (Germany)

Seitz
Named for: Elisabeth Seitz (Germany)
Competed at: 2011 World Championships
Description of skill: Toe-on Shaposhnikova with full turn in flight
Value of skill: E (0.50)
Other Gymnast who has performed this skill: Aliya Mustafina (Russia)

Strong
Named for: Lori Strong (Canada)
Competed at: 1987 World Championships
Description of skill: Hang on HB, swing forward with 1½ turn and flight over LB to hang on LB
Value of skill: E (0.50)

Van Leeuwen
Named for: Laura Van Leeuwen (Netherlands)
Competed at: 2004 Olympic Games
Description of skill: Toe-on Shaposhnikova with ½ turn in flight
Value of skill: E (0.50)
Other Gymnast who has performed this skill: Kyla Ross (USA)

Related:
A Guide to Named Release Moves on Bars - Part 1
A Guide to Named Bars & Beam Dismounts

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