About Bela Karolyi:
Béla Károlyi is a Romanian gymnastics coach of Hungarian ethnicity. He was born in Kolozsvár, Romania (now Cluj-Napoca, Romania).
Back in Romania, always I was struggling to compete with Vladislav Rastorotsky, the great Russian coach of Lyudmila Turishcheva. He was a powerful coach, internationally. I took him like the major challenge of my life, and pretty soon I'm beating him...Bela Karolyi
A good 80 percent of the vault is still physical and another percentage of it, 20, 25 percent is mental. Mental is always the mental strength, the confidence building up to that contest or repetition, practice, practice, and practice.Bela Karolyi
In gymnastics, smaller will always be better in many ways. The stress in the head, that will be the same for all. But the stress on the body and the concussions it must endure, that will always be easier for the little ones.Bela Karolyi