Nikolai Andrianov (full name Nikolai Yefimovich Andrianov) was born October 14, 1952 and died on March 21, 2011. He was born and also died inÂ the city of Vladimir in the Russian Federation. Â He was a famous Soviet male gymnast who, between 1971 and 1980, won many international gymnastics competitions, including the Olympic Games, the Gymnastics […]
Melissanidis 1: A vaulting skill in which the gymnast performs a round-off entry onto the vault table and after blocking off the vault table, rotates a double back tuck somersault. It is named after the Greek gymnast, Ioannis Melissanidis, who performed it first on the long horse, in international competition at the 1998 European Championships.
Gienger: A flyaway back salto with a one-half twist, followed by a re-grasp of the bar. Named for German gymnast Eberhard Gienger, who created and first performed the skill. Bailie Key Doing Gienger Nastia Liukin Doing Layout Giengers (and double layouts)
Hereâ€™s a great drawing of gymnast Ecaterina Szabo done by one of our favorite artists, Bobbie Cole. You can see more of Bobbie Cole’s great work here.
Here’s a great drawing of gymnast Olessia Dudnik (also spelled Olesya Dudnik) striking a pose on the balancing beam done by one of our favorite artists, Bobbie Cole. You can see more of Bobbie Cole’s great work here.