2007: Sasha Artemev
USAG, who chose this preview screen? Sasha's butt? Really?
Here's Sasha's attempt from day 1.
2010: Kohei Uchimura
Glad those knees stayed intact!
Kohei's chest was higher than Sasha's, but it looks like the former's Yurchenko headspring technique hinders him a bit, slowing his block down. As you'll see with Shirai Kenzo's vault (below), Kenzo comes on with straighter arms, which gives him a quicker block.
You risk a lot trying to be part of this Club--most notably your ACLs.
Nevertheless, it looks like a few guys are trying to become members…
In case you missed it, here's Enrique Tomás Gonález's "attempt" at the 2013 Anadia Challenge Cup…
…which was about as close as Tatiana Nabieva's "attempt" at the 2009 Japan Cup.
And most recently…
A training video of Shirai Kenzo has emerged. Which makes us wonder, Will the Japanese twisting superstar be the first to successfully compete the vault in an international competition? Take a look!
And even more recently… (Updated: August 3, 2013)
P.S. Am I missing anyone who has competed a recognizable TTY? During Sasha's vault, Tim Daggett referenced a "handful of gymnasts," but right now, I count only two.