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Tsukahara Tuck Full (Kim)

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Event
Vault

Known as
Tsuk(ahara) tucked full

Named after
Nellie Kim (SOV)

About
While I will spend a lot of time in this skill database (correctly) making fun of Nellie Kim randomly naming skills after herself, the Tsuk tuck full is one of the more legitimate skills that she went back and retroactively called The Kim once she snared control of the women’s technical committee. Nellie Kim was performing this vault at the 1976 Olympics when her peers were going for much less difficulty and no twisting (Tourischeva with the back tuck and Comaneci with the back pike). It was a difficulty revolution.

Value
3.80 (2022-)
4.10 (2017-2021)
4.60 (2006–2016)

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