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 typical Yurchenkos, the Ivantcheva is almost never seen these days—in either elite or NCAA—because it’s just not worth bothering with a round-off 1/2-on entry unless you’re an elite planning to eventually upgrade to a Cheng (and those athletes typically start competing these vaults from the laid out position) or you’re an NCAA athlete who can add a 1/2 twist to it.

Terminology runs about 50-50 for calling this “Yurchenko 1/2 on” or “round-off 1/2 on,” which are two things that mean the exact same thing. I favor the “round-off” terminology since a Yurchenko entry is its own specific thing that doesn’t have a 1/2 turn.

3.80 (2022-)
4.20 (2017-2021)
4.60 (2006–2016)

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama