Tsukahara Full (Kim)




Known as
Tsukahara full
Tsuk 1/1

Named after
Nellie Kim (SOV)
Shigeru Kasamatsu (JPN) (Man)
Mitsuo Tsukahara (JPN) (Man)

Now we get to some real fun with naming. The Tsukahara with full twist is among the skills that Nellie Kim has compulsively named after herself, but the number of people in the history of time who call it “the Kim” is zero.

The actual question arises as to whether you refer to it as a Tsuk full or a Kasamatsu. In the men’s code, they are specifically different vaults. In the women’s code, Tsuk full is used as a catch-all to refer to all handspring “1/4-1/2-ish”-on, layout full vaults, while Kasamatsu refers to a specific category of the same skill. The actual difference between the two has to do with the direction of twisting and is explained beautifully here. If you don’t care so much about that, you can just refer to them all as Tsuk fulls, and no one will make fun of you.

4.80 (2017—)
5.20 (2006–2016)

Currently performed by
Ana Derek (CRO)
Zsofia Kovacs (HUN)
Emily Little (AUS)
Lu Yufei (CHN)

Previously performed by (active gymnasts)
Ellie Black (CAN) (2012)
Oksana Chusovitina (SOV/UZB) (1991-1995)
Larisa Iordache (ROU) (2014)
Dipa Karmakar (IND) (2013-2014)
Alexa Moreno (MEX) (2010-2011)
Mai Murakami (2013-2014)
Pauline Schaefer (GER) (2013)
Giulia Steingruber (SUI) (2011-2012)


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