Tag Archives: Vault

Definition: Melissanidis

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.

Definition: Amanar

Amanar: In women’s vaulting, this is the name for a 2&1/2 twisting Yurchenko vault. a vault named after Simona Amanar of Romania.  It is a Yurchenko-style vault, with a round-off onto the board, a back handspring onto the horse, and another 1&1/2 somersaults and 2&1/2 twists on the back side of the vault, which makes […]

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