Round-off 1/2 on, Tuck 1/2




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

Named after
Veronica Servente (ITA)
only when done as a front tuck with a 1/2 turn out, not for the usual 1/2 turn to back tuck

The less cool stepsister of the Podkopayeva (piked version), the tucked version of this vault doesn’t even have the common decency to be named after Podkopayeva, which is probably why it’s so far.

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.

4.80 (2017—)
5.20 (2006–2016)

Currently performed by

Previously performed by (active gymnasts)
Kelly Simm (GBR)


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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