Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Korbut Flip

The amazing performance by Olga Korbut in the gymnastics competition of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. According to the video poster, this is the first backwards release move ever attempted on the uneven bars. Her characteristic move can no longer be performed because standing on the high bar is no longer allowed.

I admit that before yesterday I had no idea of her performance or even existence.
Who knows how many videos like these are scattered around the internet waiting to be discovered.


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