Yurchenko: A gymnastics vault now performed by both men and women, consisting of a roundoff onto the springboard, then a back handspring like movement onto the vault, followed by some type of back somersaulting movement off of the vault table. Named for Soviet gymnast Natalia Yurchenko, who created it.
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.
Handspring Front: A term used to indicate either a tumbling pass or vault involving a handspring and front salto. The handspring front vault is a double front vault with a handspring on the front side and a front salto on the back side. The tumbling pass is two skill performed in sequence a front handspring […]
Handspring: A front or back tumbling skill that takes off the feet onto the hands and back onto the feet. It is commonly a set-up for a front or back salto. See also Flip-Flop, Front Handspring, and Back Handspring.
Amanar: In womenâ€™s vaulting, this is the name for a 2&1/2 twisting Yurchenko vault. a vault named after Simona Amanar of Romania.Â 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 […]