Liukin and Iarov – back together again

At the FIG Coach Academy Level 3 in Cologne, Germany — Valeri Liukin and his former coach Edouard Iarov taught a coach education course.

What a reunion! It’s been 20 years since Valeri did triple back on Floor.

… the highest level of coach education

21 coaches took part at this course, representing from nine nations, from Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Portugal and Sweden.

Liukin_Yarov_07.jpgIt was the first time ever that Valeri Liukin – one of the currently most successful coaches in the world – and Eduard Yarov , who was the coach of Valery to former Soviet times and helped him to do some of the most exciting skills in Gymnastics like the triple back somersault on floor, taught together.

(The world premiere of the triple back on floor was 20 years ago, at the XVII. European Championships in Moscow, 1987, May 23rd..)

Even if they hadn’t spoken about techniques during the last 15 years, as Valeri said, it was pretty clear for the participants that both of them have almost the same concepts of modern gymnastics techniques. …

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Photo by Pedro Roque (POR)

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