Inside Gymnastics Magazine – 10 of the Best Ever on Beam

10 of the Best Ever on Beam

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.”

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