Toe-on Tkatchev Piked (Church)



Uneven Bars

Skill type
Same-bar release

Known as
Toe-on Tkatchev piked

Named for
Shavahn Church (GBR)

Or, as the code of points calls her, “Savannah Church.”

…Nope. Pull it together. If I were one of the (many) gymnasts whose names are misspelled in the code of points, I would be emailing Nellie Kim about it every single day.

The community of E (or greater) Tkatchev variations has grown so numerous that none truly enjoys supremacy, with each having its loyal band of followers who find it the most convenient to perform. Following the downgrade of the Ray to a D skill, the Church enjoyed a period of popularity as a still-E variation on the same element, but now nearly as many will perform the regular piked tkatchev, both skills worth the same.

For name clarification, refer to: Shaposhatchev Dictionary


Currently performed by
Brenna Dowell (USA)
Erika Fasana (ITA)
Jazmyn Foberg (USA)
Claudia Fragapane (GBR)
Loan His (FRA)
Gabby Jupp (GBR)
Martina Rizzelli (ITA)
Rebecca Tunney (GBR)
Seda Tutkhalyan (RUS)
Laura Waem (BEL)
Lieke Wevers (NED)

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