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What Is the Vault in Gymnastics? Learn Simone Biles’s Vaulting Techniques and Vault Drills for Every Gymnast

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 13, 2021 • 6 min read

Running down a long runway, launching into the air with a round off and backhandspring, then performing a salto over a four-foot high table is part of the vault, one of the fundamental exercises in gymnastics. In Olympic gymnast Simone Biles’s MasterClass, learn about the gymnastics vault and practice her drills for honing and perfecting your vault.