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Alexander Vasilyevich Tkachyov : biography

October 4, 1957 -

Alexander Vasilyevich Tkachyov () (born November 4, 1957 in Semiluki, Voronezh Oblast, Russian SFSR) was a Soviet/Russian gymnast and two times Olympic Champion. He trained in Dynamo, Voronezh. His trainer was USSR national Pyotr Fyodorovich Korchagin. Tkachev was one of the world's strongest gymnasts between 1977 and 1981. In 1977 Tkachev performed for the first time a gymnastics element on the Horizontal Bar, which was later named Tkachev after him and became one of the most popular and impressive elements, frequently used on international gymnastics competitions.

Achievements (non-Olympic)

Year Event AA Team FX PH RG VT PB HB
1976 USSR Championships 3rd
1977 World Cup 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st
European Championships 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd
Universiade 1st
USSR Championships 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd
USSR Cup 1st
1978 World Championships 2nd
World Cup 3rd
USSR Championships 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd
USSR Cup 2nd
1979 World Championships 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd
European Championships 2nd 1st
USSR Championships 1st 1st 1st
USSR Cup 2nd
1980 USSR Championships 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st
1981 World Championships 1st 1st
European Championships 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st
USSR Championships 1st 2nd 1st 3rd
USSR Cup 1st
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