Tkatchev Piked



Uneven Bars

Skill type
Same-bar release

Known as
Tkatchev piked
Reverse hecht piked

Named for
Aleksandr Tkatchev (SOV) (Man)

Not typically among the most popular of the E-rated Tkatchev variations, the regular Tkatchev in piked position is quite valuable in its ability to garner 0.2 CV in combination, though most gymnasts attempting a piked Tkatchev will choose to perform it from a toe-on, stalder, or clear-hip entry rather than a regular giant.

Like all names brought to the Roman alphabet from Cyrillic, there are about a trillion different ways to spell the transliteration, none technically more correct than the others. I opt for Tkatchev because that is how it’s spelled in the code and is a relatively efficient way of going about things. You will also see Tkachev and Tkachyov. Both fine. It only becomes a problem when a transliteration option gets unintentionally unfortunate. We all should have agreed to go with Semyonova rather than Semenova. We really let her down there.

Somewhat uniquely, the Tkatchev piked is not a named skill, but for clarification on all the other Tkatchev variations, refer to: Shaposhatchev Dictionary


Currently performed by
Simone Biles (USA)
Gabrielle Douglas (USA)
Ellie Downie (GBR)
Viktoria Komova (RUS)
Flavia Saraiva (BRA)

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