The Balance Beam Situation

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

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Event
Vault

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)

About
An exceptionally rare vault, but nonetheless a famous one because of Khorkina reasons. It’s one of those skills Khorkina came up with so that she could have competitive difficulty despite (apparently) being a giantess of 5’5″ and an ancient great-grandmother with stork legs.

This skill has gone through a trauma of value in recent years, from being worth 5.9 in 2016 to being 4.8 in 2022, which Khorkina will no doubt chalk up to a vast conspiracy against her person.

Value
4.80 (2022-)
5.40 (2017-2021)
5.90 (2006–2016)

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