Rewriting Russian Gymnastics – Natalia Yurchenko: An Appreciation, published January 10, 2016.
Rewriting Russian Gymnastics – Natalia Yurchenko – An Exclusive Interview, published January 10, 2016.
From: Inside Gymnastics Magazine – 10 of the Best Ever on Beam. “Best known for the roundoff-style vault entry, Soviet Natalia Yurchenko was equally inventive on beam. At the 1979 Sparatakiade she introduced the Yurchenko Loop, a spectacular back handspring sideways down to the beam with a hip circle around the beam. Then, at the 1985 World Championships in Montreal, late in her career, she upped the ante by introducing the concept of layout entries to the beam, performing a risky roundoff mount from the springboard.”
Excerpt from “One Coach’s Journey from East to West” by Vladimir Zaglada. “But the way Natalia Yurchenko revolved her body to create the Yurchenko vault instigated a real revolution in gymnastics. It has inspired scholarly treatises and biomechanical research.”
Cover: World Gymnastics 1984/1 No 18 – “Champions of the World in 1983”.
Cover: International Gymnastics Magazine: January 1984 – “1983 World Championships”.
Back Cover: World Gymnastics Championships – Rotterdam Netherlands October 1987.