Natalia Yurchenko’s First Elite Competition: Interview

An interview with Natalia Yurchenko by Jason from Gymnastike posted on August 2, 2013.
In episode two Flashback Friday with 1983 World Champion Natalia Yurchenko, she takes us back to her first elite competition. Natalia talks about struggling with consistency at the beginning of her elite career.
http://www.gymnastike.org/coverage/237412-Flashback-Friday/video/718895


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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One Coach’s Journey from East to West

OneCoach's Journey from East to West

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.”


World Gymnastics – Champions of the World in 1983

Champions of the World in 1983

Cover: World Gymnastics 1984/1 No 18 – “Champions of the World in 1983”.

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International Gymnastics Magazine – 1983 World Championships

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Cover: International Gymnastics Magazine: January 1984 – “1983 World Championships”.


World Gymanstics Championships Program

World Championships Program

Back Cover: World Gymnastics Championships – Rotterdam Netherlands October 1987.

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