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Yamashita 1/2

Event
Vault

Known as
Yamashita 1/2

Named after
Haruhiro Yamashita (JPN) (Man)

About
Yamashita vaults do not exist in modern-day elite gymnastics, predominantly because of the excessively low value of non-salto vaults—so why even try to know her? Skills in which the technical requirement is a pike-before-open are also (sadly) a vestige of a previous time where the differentiation of skills into distinct salto categories was less rigid.

The Yamashita 1/2 is best known to gymnastics viewers for being the 1992 compulsory vault.

Value
2.40 (2022-)
2.80 (2017-2021)
3.00 (2006-2016)

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