Uneven Bars

Skill type
Same-bar release

Known as
Reverse hecht

Named for
Aleksandr Tkatchev (SOV) (Man)

Ah, the old Tkatchev. The standby that launched a thousand release skills. You will rarely, though occasionally, hear it called a reverse hecht, but for most purposes, Tkatchev is a fully pervasive and universally understood method of referring to this and all other skills in the family.

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.

For full name clarification on all variations, refer to: Shaposhatchev Dictionary


Currently performed by
Rebeca Andrade (BRA)
Jade Barbosa (BRA)
Senna Deriks (BEL)
Kylie Dickson (BLR)
Axelle Klinckaert (BEL)
Mary-Anne Monckton (AUS)
Kiara Munteanu (AUS)
Laura Waem (BEL)

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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