Tag Archives: gymnastics

  • Viral Vine: Watch a Gymnast Go Flying Off a Springboard

    Viral Vine: Watch a Gymnast Go Flying Off a Springboard

    When Twitter first released Vine, their video-sharing platform, I was a little confused. Instagram? That kind of made sense. YouTube? That makes all kinds of sense. But what was the point, I wondered, of a video sharing site that only lets you make six-second, looping videos? Then it dawned on me: Vine videos are like […]

  • US Gymnasts Are Hitting The Town Now That Their Events Have Concluded (Video)

    US Gymnasts Are Hitting The Town Now That Their Events Have Concluded (Video)

    Now that the women’s gymnastics competition has finally concluded at the 2012 Summer Olympics, the American gymnasts—so successful this year—can finally relax and have some fun in one of the world’s greatest cities. So what does relaxing and having fun entail if you are gold medalists Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, and […]

  • 20 Gymnastics Fail GIFs

    20 Gymnastics Fail GIFs

    Yesterday we told about American gymnast McKayla Maroney and her jaw-dropping vault during the team all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was so good that it literally left the judges flabbergasted, and yet they didn’t award it a perfect score. Of course, losing a few tenths of a point didn’t hurt the USA […]

  • Nastia Liukin’s Gymnastics Career Ends With Face-Plant On Uneven Bars (GIF)

    Nastia Liukin’s Gymnastics Career Ends With Face-Plant On Uneven Bars (GIF)

    Four years ago in Beijing, Nastia Liukin became just the third U.S. woman ever to win gold in the all-around women’s gymnastics competition. Her surprising victory at the age of 18—surprising because of her “advanced” age, because teammate Shawn Johnson was more highly regarded, and because the Chinese snuck a bunch of underaged gymnasts into […]

  • Check Out The Gracefulness Of This 86-Year-Old Gymnast (Video)

    Check Out The Gracefulness Of This 86-Year-Old Gymnast (Video)

    I’m not going to lie to you.  Before I pressed play and watched this video of 86-year-old gymnast Johanna Quaas performing a floor routine, I thought I was in for a good laugh. I was wrong. I never even came close to laughing.  Instead, I simply stared at my computer screen for the following 80 […]

  • Steady, Steady, Steady…(GIF)

    Steady, Steady, Steady…(GIF)

    Some people might say that this girl has terrible balance, but I would argue that her balance is actually quite extraordinary.  After all, there aren’t many people who could flail around on a balance beam like that, but somehow avoid falling off it.  You might call this gif a “blooper” or “fail,” but in my […]

  • Check Out This Polish Tumbler (Video)

    Check Out This Polish Tumbler (Video)

    Dizziness apparently is not an issue for Jozef Wadecki, otherwise he would probably have a much more difficult time sticking that landing after flipping his body about a dozen times. For his first routine, the Polish tumbler executed a “front flip off of the springboard, followed by a whipback, back handspring, triple twist, whipback, back […]

  • Picture Of The Day: WTF Is This Sport Called?

    Picture Of The Day: WTF Is This Sport Called?

    Will somebody please get me the name of this sport? Archery, motor racing and gymnastics all in one?  There is only one word to describe it.  Awesomeness! This picture is pretty cool, but I feel like only a video would allow us to gain a true appreciation and sense of respect for this sport.  It […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Hold Still!

    Picture Of The Day: Hold Still!

    That move must have taken a lot of practice, with plenty of face plants and aching shoulders along the way, but it looks like all that work has paid off.  Not only is the fact that she can hold her entire body up with one arm remarkable, but check out her form! So what is […]