Round-off 1/2 on, Tuck 1.5 (Khorkina)




Known as
Round-off 1/2 on, tuck 1.5
Yurchenko 1/2 on, tuck 1.5
Khorkina XXIV…or something

Named after
Svetlana Khorkina (RUS)

A rare vault, as much because of its difficulty as because of the PTSD of flappy terror that we have from watching Khorkina try to do it, the Khorkina will still pop up now and then. No less flappy though. Like a duck shot by Bela Karolyi falling out of the sky.

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 correct. So whatever.

5.40 (2017—)
5.90 (2006–2016)

Currently performed by
Shallon Olsen (CAN)


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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