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Toe-on Tkatchev Layout (Nabieva)

Uneven Bars

Skill type
Same-bar release

Known as
Toe-on Tkatchev Layout

Named for
Tatiana Nabieva (RUS)

Invented by the daredevil, take-no-prisoners, trying-is-a-maybe queen of gymnastics, Tatiana Nabieva, the toe-on layout Tkatchev remains the only Tkatchev in existence performed in the layout position, a feat previously thought either impossible or too ridiculous to attempt. Nabieva does not recognize your limits.

These days, bars skills are only as valuable as the elements they can be connected to, and controlling the element enough to be worth it and to be connected into a Pak proved to be a challenge for Nabieva, though it has not derailed the gymnasts who have followed in her footsteps, of which there are an increasing number every year.

For reference, refer to: Shaposhatchev Dictionary


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