Tatiana Chumkova, 21, started doing pull-ups in her ‘yard’ when she was just 15 years old, after watching YouTube tutorials.
Now, six years later, the Russian fitness fanatic is entering contests and even beating the boys in her home town Saint Petersburg.
Last year (2019), she even came third in an international competition in Italy, and footage of Tatiana performing tricks on pull-up bars has become a bit of a sensation online.
She’s particularly well known for executing what’s known as a hefesto, which is essentially a reverse pull-up and is incredibly hard to perform.
“I became popular after I started doing one element – it is called hefesto,” Tatiana explained.
“I have been doing it for the last two years and, as far as I know, I am the only girl who can do it.”
She has big ambitions too, and wants the sport to become her life’s works.
“My plans are to win a first place at the championship in Moscow.
“I don’t know what I would do if i didn’t come to this sport six years ago I could not imagine I would become famous and would travel through different countries and win championships”.