Definition: Tsukahara

Tsukahara: A men’s or women’s vault named after Japanese gymnast, Mitsuo Tzukahara. It consists of a ¼ or ½ on to a back salto (technicallya 1 & 1/2 salto off hands) off the vault table. Also called a tsuk.

Mitsuo Tsukahara

(For whom this vault was named) doing the vault in the 1976 Olympics

Anton Golotsutskov

Doing a double pike version of the original Tsukahara vault.

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