Victor Levinkov invented Yurchenko

I’m one of those who feel we should resist calling out mainstream media when they make mistakes.

Bite your tongue for a few months. Let’s take advantage of increased attention.

After Tokyo, popular media will go back to mostly ignoring Gymnastics.

Natalia Yurchenko:

“This vault is in the code of points under my own name.

Indeed, I was the first gymnast to do this vault during an official competition. It was in Moscow during the Competition in 1982. …

Few people know that the first gymnast who performed this vault was a male gymnast!

It was invented by Russian gymnast Victor Levinkov during a national competition in Former USSR. 

But this vault was not well accepted in the male Russian gymnastics. So my trainer has decided that I should do it and I began to learn it.

First I thought that my coach has gone crazy and wanted me to break my neck. …

NataliaYurchenko.com

Click PLAY or watch Natalia in 1982 on YouTube.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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