The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Handspring Full on, Tuck Off


Known as
Handspring full on, tuck

Named after
Elena Davydova (SOV)

Ready for some naming drama? OK. This vault was retroactively named after Elena Davydova when the open-ended code was published, despite not being named after her at the time. Davydova attempted the vault unsuccessfully in the event finals of the 1980 Olympics, but may have performed it successfully on another occasion (i.e., the 1981 world event finals, though her vaults in that EF have been lost to the sands of time).

No one performs this vault anymore because it’s a handspring full on and WHY.

5.20 (2006—)

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