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Tsukahara Double Full (Zamolodchikova)

Event
Vault

Known as
Tsukahara 2/1
Tsuk double twist
Kasamastu 1/1
Kas full
Zamolodchikova

Named after
Elena Zamolodchikova (RUS)

About
Re: the issue of “Tsuk double full” versus “Kasamatsu full.” For the purposes of the women’s code of points, these are the same vault—the same entry, the same amount of twisting (two twists in post flight)—and if you’d like to just leave it there, you are permitted to do so. The precise technical difference between the two vaults, however, concerns the direction of twisting. In a Kasamatsu full, your left-handed round-off onto the table continues twisting to the left. In a Tsukahara double full, your left-handed round-off onto the table becomes twisting to the right.

If all of this seems too confusing, just call it the Zamolodchikova. You know, to honor her. For whatever reason, this eponymous skill has never caught on as a named skill, and you rarely hear it called the Zamo.

For those gymnasts desperate to keep up with the Chengers but who aren’t Yurchenko-inclined, this is a potential vault of choice, making two appearances in the Tokyo vault final.

Value
5.20 (2022-)
5.60 (2017-2021)
6.00 (2006–2016)

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