Round-off vault


Known as

Yurchenko is commonly used to refer to any vault employing a round-off onto the springboard, though it’s worth noting that technically only vaults where a salto is performed after contacting the table are classified in the Yurchenko family. Without a salto, these vaults are only referred to as “round-off” vaults and are classified in Group 1 instead of in Group 4 with the Yurchenkos.

In modern elite gymnastics, this basic version of the round-off vault is what you do when you’re learning how to do a Yurchenko, or as a timer, but it isn’t a common competition vault. That hasn’t, however, stopped these vaults from cropping up all over the code of points. We had three round-off non-salto vaults in the 2012 code, and currently have eight in the 2022-2024 code, despite the fact that none of these vaults have been submitted for naming at a competition. They—including this one which came back to the code in 2013—are just being added for luck I guess.

2.00 (2022-
2.40 (2017-2021)
2.60 (2013-2016)

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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