Handspring Front Full Vault with late twisting technique.
Side by Side Comparison of Simone Biles adn McKayla Maroney’s Amanar Vaults Maroney’s vault is faster, higher, longer. Some have commented that McKayla is taller/bigger. Last I checked most everyone still thought being small was an advantage in gymnastics and there is no handicapping in the scoring system for size. But this may well become […]
Vaulting has been one of the events with the most rapidly increasing level of the difficulty of vaults for both men & women reaching the highest level ever.
Double Twisting Kasamatsu – The official FIG definition for the vault is it is a Kasamatsu straight with 2/1 twists and named by the FIG as the Lopez. The vault is a 1/4-1/4 entry vault into a somersault with an additional 2 twists done in a layout position (looks very much like a triple twist). […]
Shushunova: Elena Shushunova is a former Soviet, Russian gymnast who was a European, World and Olympic Champion. Shushunova was the first to perform several unique and difficult skills, named after her including her signature Shushunova (a straddle jump to land in a front lying support) on floor exercise, a release on the unevens (back giant […]
Melissanidis 2: A Yurchenko 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 somersault in pike. It is essentially a triple somersault vault, with a round-off onto the springboard, a “back handspring” onto the vault table and then 2&1/2 […]