Round-off 1/2 on, Front Tuck (Ivantcheva)




Known as
Round-off 1/2 on, front tuck
Yurchenko 1/2 on, front tuck

Named after
Natalia Ivantcheva (BUL)

Undervalued with respect to the Yurchenko full, the Ivantcheva has is never seen in the elite world these days because it’s just not worth it to even bother with a round-off 1/2 on entry unless you’re planning to eventually upgrade to an extremely complex, straight-shaped vault.

You will often hear round-off 1/2-on style vaults referred to as “Yurchenko 1/2 on,” which is fine, though I don’t use it. The term Yurchenko refers to the round-off vault entry without any twisting. When a half-twist is added, it becomes a different entry that isn’t a Yurchenko. Yurchenko is not a synonym for round-off. It’s a style of vault, of which this is not one.

The valid counter-argument to that would be that using Yurchenko 1/2 on is no different than referring to a skill as a Shaposhnikova 1/2, even though the Shaposhnikova is its own different, specific skill. Which is a good point. So whatever.

4.40 (2017—)
4.80 (2006–2016)

Currently performed by

Previously performed by (active gymnasts)
Catalina Escobar (COL) (2009-2013)


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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