Gymnastics Chalk

A Slip Up

It only takes a few key words in a youtube search to find some very interesting gymnastics “bloopers” shall we call them. I found myself in such an unwanted situation in a recent training session. One of my hands was on a somewhat less chalked up part of the bar during a dismount. I was lucky to not lose myself in the air and was able to land safely on my feet (or rather not on my head).


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This kind of situation is not so uncommon. Here is a video of some of the more colourful bloopers of years gone past. I definitely remember Bondarenko’s mishap. Some come out unharmed, some are not so lucky.

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