After Czech gymnast VΔ›ra ČÑslavskΓ‘ lost her training facility due to the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, she trained for the 1968 Olympics in the forest using potato sacks as weights and logs as beams. She medaled in all six events, four of them Gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C…
Today I learned of Nadia ComΔƒneci. She became the first gymnast to receive a perfect score at the Olympics, at 14 years old in '76. The song "Cotton's Dream" was used often by Roger Riger to playback Nadia's performances. The song became a hit in '76 & the composers changed the song's title to "Nadia's Theme". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nad…
During the women’s gymnastics all-around final at the 2000 Olympics, the vaulting table was accidentally set 5 centimeters too low. Half of the gymnasts had vaulted before organizers fixed the error, and many of them had crashes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gym…
When Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci earned the first perfect score in the Olympics, the scoreboard displayed "1.00" instead of a perfect "10". Omega SA, the manufacturer of the scoreboard did not program the device to display a 10, since they thought it was impossible to attain. articlesvally.com/worldwi…
Shaggy from Scooby Doo's real name is Norville Rogers and he was once a track star and gymnast, both of which hint at his "uncanny skills in quickly evading villains." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Japanese Olympic Gymnast Kohei Uchimura accidentally Spent $5K on Pokemon Go during the Brazil Olympic Games. time.com/4437480/pokemon-…
Nadia ComΔƒneci is the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10.0 at the Olympic Games olympic.org/nadia-comanec…
Today I learned of Jennifer Bricker. Born with no legs and left at the hospital. From early age she wanted to be a gymnast and idolized American Olympian Dominique Moceanu. At the age 16 she discovered they were actually sisters. mirror.co.uk/news/world-n…
A Japanese gymnast, Shun Fujimoto, once broke his knee at the Olympics in 1976 but didn't tell anyone and performed miraculously despite his injury, winning his team the gold medal forwardwalking.com/2012/0…
A Soviet gymnast Viktor Chukarin went through 17 Nazi concentration camps during WWII and then won seven gold Olympic medals in 1952 and 1956 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vik…
That, before his days as a supernatural detective, Norville "Shaggy" Rogers was once a track star and gymnast, "both of which hint at his uncanny skills in quickly evading villains." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Plato was a distinguished gymnast and wrestler, and well known for his wrestling prowess. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
A gymnast at the Rio Olympics named Marisa Dick created a new move for the balance beam and was the first to use it in competition. A β€œchange-leg leap to free-cross split sit” is now known as The Dick Move. sports.yahoo.com/news/gym…
Today I learned of Kim Gwang Suk, a North Korean gymnast who competed at the Barcelona Olympics; her age was given as 17, but she was missing her front teeth and may have been as young as 10. Aside from an Olympic torch relay, her subsequent life and whereabouts are unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
The youngest athlete to ever become a medalist in the Olympics was Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras, who finished third at the 1896 Olympic Games when he was ten-and-a-half years old. stillmed.olympic.org/Docu…
The legless acrobat Jennifer Bricker idolized the gymnast Dominique Moceanu only to find out she was her sister. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom…
An American gymnast with a wooden leg won six medals, including three gold, in a single day at the 1904 Olympics. He was the only Olympian to have competed with a prosthetic limb for the next 100 years, until 2008. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
A gymnast scored a perfect 10 in the 1976 olympics, the scoreboard couldn't go that high so a 1.0 was displayed guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Today I learned of George Eyser, a peg-legged gymnast who won six Olympic medals in one day (including 3 gold) in 1904. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned about Elena Mukhina, a Soviet gymnast who became a quadriplegic at age 20. Already suffering from previous injuries, Mukhina was paralyzed just 2 weeks before the 1980 Summer Olympics while trying to master the complicated Thomas Salto tumbling move. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
George Louis Eyser was a German-American gymnast who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics, earning six medals in one day, including three gold and two silver medals. Eyser competed with a wooden prosthesis for a left leg, having lost his real leg after being run over by a train. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
American gymnast George Eyser competed during the 1904 Summer Games despite his wooden left leg, winning the gold medals in the vault, parallel bars and rope climbing. theatlantic.com/amp/artic…
The music chosen by Mexican gymnast Elsa Garcia during her floor routine at the 2012 London Olympics was a Legend of Zelda melody by Lindsey Sterling youtu.be/jU9yoJGJqBU
American gymnast George Eyser competed during the 1904 Summer Games despite his wooden left leg, winning the gold medals in the vault, parallel bars and rope climbing. npr.org/templates/story/s…
A new species of spider was discovered in Morocco that will do cartwheels, or flip like a gymnast, to move faster when hunting prey sci-news.com/biology/scie…
In 1904, German-American gymnast George Eyser won six medals at the St. Louis Olympics... with a wooden leg theatlantic.com/technolog…
In the 1976 Olympics, Nadia Comaneci of Romania became the first gymnast in Olympic history to score a perfect 10.0 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gym…
Quadruple gold medal gymnast Olga Korbut invented the now banned "Korbut flip" on the uneven bars. youtube.com/watch?v=vMwwe…
Carla Marangoni, an Italian gymnast who competed in the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics and won a silver medal, is the last survivor of those games. Only 12 when she competed, she is now 101. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Gymnast George Eyser won 6 medals in the 1904 Olympics despite having a wooden leg (to replace his leg than was run over by a train). wikipedia.org/wiki/George…
At 87 years old Johanna Quaas is the world’s oldest active gymnast! Here is her performance at age 86... youtube.com/watch?v=W2bOE…
In 1904, gymnast George Eyser won six Olympic medals in one day, including gold in the vault, while using a wooden prosthesis for his left leg. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Oksana Chusovitina is the only female gymnast ever to compete in 7 Olympic Games, is one of only two female gymnasts to compete at the Olympics under 3 different national teams, and is 1 of 4 women to return to international competition after becoming a mother usatoday.com/story/sports…
USSR gymnast Larisa Latynina won five out of six titles at the World Championships in 1958 whilst being 4 months pregnant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
Switching the first letters of two words for comedic effect is know as a 'spoonerism'. A dirty example being, "The gymnasts displayed some Cunning STunts". books.google.com.au/books…
In the 1976 Olympics, a Japanese gymnast won gold for his team despite having a broken knee. When dismounting from the rings he "raised his arms in a perfect finish before collapsing in agony". bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode…
There are boarding schools in China that specifically train children as young as 6 to become olympic gymnast. youtube.com/attribution_l…
At the 1975 World Cup in London, Russian Gymnast Ludmilla Tourischeva won every single event final gold after her dismount broke a set of uneven bars (GIF in Comments) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lud…
The parents of famous Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu gave up her younger sister for adoption because she was born with no legs. She is now a professional acrobat. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
Today I learned of Larisa Latynina a Soviet gymnast who holds the most Olympic gold medals behind Michael Phelps youtu.be/xNzLEvURDeM
A female gymnast has a beam move named after her called The Dick news.com.au/sport/sports-…
Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastic events. The scoreboard wasn't able to display "10" so instead it was displayed at "1.00" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nad…
Jen Bricker idolized gymnast Dominique Moceanu, only to discover years later they were long-lost siblings. psychologytoday.com/artic…
Today I learned of Nadia ComΔƒneci, a Romanian gymnast who at the age of only 14 achieved the first perfect 10 score in an olympic gymnastics event. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nad…
George Eyser, a German-American gymnast, competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics earning six medals in one day. He had a wooden prosthesis for a left leg. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Paul Hamm, three-time Olympic medal American artistic gymnast, was incorrectly given gold in the Men's all-around event due to an incorrectly given a start value to the S. Korean bronze medalist. The USOC argued that changing scores after the fact was a violation of the rules, and kept the gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
In order to win as many Olympic Medals as possible the Chinese Olympic Team trains ex-gymnasts and martial artists in winter sports and makes them medal contenders in less than 2 months missoulian.com/sports/oly…
Salma Hayek trained to be an Olympic gymnast. xfinity.comcast.net/slide…
Japanese Gymnast Shun Fujimoto continued to compete with a broken knee in order for the team to win gold and landed from 8ft with a personal best score on rings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shu…
The oldest gymnast in the world is 90-year-old Johanna Quaas who is still performing. sbnation.com/lookit/2015/…

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