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Tkatchev (Reverse Hecht)


Definition: A Tkatchev is a difficult release move named after Soviet gymnast Alexander Tkatchev. It's also called a reverse hecht.

A Tkatchev is performed on the high bar or uneven bars, and can be done in the straddle, pike, or layout position.

In a Tkatchev, the gymnast swings up like a back giant and releases the bar in an arched position. She flies over it with her back to it, then sits up and catches the bar again.
Also Known As: Tkachev, reverse hecht
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