Tag Archives: gymnastics

  • 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 […]

  • Picture Of The Day: The Finest Olympic Moment?

    Picture Of The Day: The Finest Olympic Moment?

    If I asked you what your finest Olympic moment was, what would you say?  Would it be Nadia Comaneci’s perfect 10 at the 1976 Montreal Olympics?  How about Sidney Crosby’s overtime game-winning goal during the gold medal hockey game at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver?  Or perhaps it was Muhammad Ali’s lighting of the […]

  • Blind 11-Year-Old Gymnast Is An Inspiration To Us All (Video)

    Blind 11-Year-Old Gymnast Is An Inspiration To Us All (Video)

    Meet Lola Walters.  To those who do not know her, she appears to be just another young female gymnast looking to someday represent her country at the Olympic Games.  But to those who do know Lola, there is much more to her than meets the eye. Lola was born legally blind.  But instead of seeing […]

  • Wide Right! (GIF)

    Wide Right! (GIF)

    Wow!….I mean,….Wow! This may be just about the most poorly coordinated kid I have ever seen in my life.  I can understand misjudging the take-off and missing that jump by a few inches, but this kid is so far off that he almost misses the entire landing mat.  And to think that mat is placed […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Those Are Some Strong Toes

    Picture Of The Day: Those Are Some Strong Toes

    This picture gives a whole new meaning to the saying, “stay on your toes.” I don’t think I could remain in such a position on the balls of my feet, but somehow she makes it look easy on the very tips of her tiny toes.  So for all of you out there who thought baseball […]

  • Chinese Man Survives Motorcycle Accident With 360 Flip (Video)

    Chinese Man Survives Motorcycle Accident With 360 Flip (Video)

    This is simply amazing! It is funny how gymnasts are often made fun of at a young age by all the other bigger, badder jocks, but look who is laughing now.  Where as those big football players appear vulnerable against oncoming trucks while riding their motorcycles, gymnasts may be able to escape the consequences of […]

  • Picture Of The Day – Incredible Strength And Balance

    Picture Of The Day – Incredible Strength And Balance

    I want to believe this image is an optical illusion, but I also know how freakishly capable gymnasts are at pulling off stuff like this. This chick, who is probably all of 95 pounds, hugs her knees and lifts up on her toes, balancing herself completely. If I tried this, my calves would cramp, my […]

  • This Gymnastics Freakout Is A Must See

    This Gymnastics Freakout Is A Must See

    Ever wonder what happens when you try to teach an MMA fighter gymnastics? Stephen is the perfect example of why the two sports just don’t mix.  Looking to improve his flexibility, he was forced to resort to gymnastics.  Needless to say, the result would be a training failure, but a comedic success.  And thankfully his […]

  • He Did What? (GIF)

    He Did What? (GIF)

    I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that this is the same guy who used a trampoline to dress himself. After all, both tricks showed the same levels of creativity and athleticism, and were executed to perfection.  Come to think of it, I would be surprised to hear that it wasn’t the same guy! Hmmm…I wonder […]

  • Picture Of The Day: She’ll Bend Over Backwards For You

    Picture Of The Day: She’ll Bend Over Backwards For You

    After years of flexibility training, this young lady has developed the ability to do this.  Just think of the possibilities! Calling her flexible would be an understatement.  It almost seems as though she doesn’t have a single bone in her body.  You can pretty much fold her up and scrunch her into a ball and […]

  • His Dismount Wasn’t Supposed To End Like That

    His Dismount Wasn’t Supposed To End Like That

    Life as a male gymnast is not easy.  All those years of enduring endless taunting and harsh criticism at the hands of the other boys for not playing a “manly sport” like hockey or football.  And then your big day finally comes.  The day when you will show everyone that you have made it.  That […]

  • Only Two People In The World Can Do This (GIF)

    Only Two People In The World Can Do This (GIF)

    This is absolutely crazy.  I would have a tough time finding someone who could do this trick using their hands, so to witness someone execute it so flawlessly with the help of only their index fingers is nothing short of ridiculous.  And to think that I thought gymnastics was only interesting when it involved face […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Crouching Tiger, Folding Table

    Picture Of The Day: Crouching Tiger, Folding Table

    This gymnast has more flexibility in her than a team of NASCAR drivers.  I’m not sure what this stretch is called, considering I would tear both hamstrings completely if I ever remotely attempted such a maneuver, but my guess is it’s called something like “crouching tiger, folding table.”

  • Human Trampoline Torpedo (GIF)

    Human Trampoline Torpedo (GIF)

    Trampolines are ridiculously fun.  I remember as a kid one of my friends had one and all I wanted to do after school everyday was jump on his trampoline.  In this little gif, all the fun and games involved in trampolines are exposed for how dangerous, and hilarious, they can be. Now everyone has seen […]

  • Balance Beam Somersault Face Plant (GIF)

    Balance Beam Somersault Face Plant (GIF)

    We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again.  There may not be a better GIF than the failed gymnastics GIF.  The popular example is the backflip that just doesn’t work out as planned, but if you want to take things to the next level, why not throw in a balance beam? That is exactly […]