A double forward tuck is a difficult tumbling pass. It is mostly performed by gymnasts who excels at forward tumbling.

Skill: Double salto forward tucked

Rating: E

Named after: Lilia Podkopayeva 

Event: Floor exercise

Debut: 1993 Worlds

Lilia Podkopayeva's Biography

Lilia is the most successful gymnast from independent Ukraine. She is one of the few gymnasts who have achieved the rare feat of winning the all around gold medal at European championships (1996), World championships (1995) and Olympic Games (1996). She is the last female gymnast from Ukraine to win an Olympic medal.

Lilia is the originator of  the difficult double front half out which no other gymnast has ever competed it. She retired in 1997 due to injuries.

Was Lilia really the first gymnast to perform it?

No, Soviet Olga Strazheva competed the skill at 1986 Junior European championships

Gymnasts who have also performed this skill

Alina Kozich of Ukraine

Ivana Hong of USA

Alona Kvasha of Ukraine

Mariya Livchikova of Ukraine

Elena Produnova of Russia

Written by Gigi Farid

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