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Gymnastics : Height and landing are key in the vault competition

In this event, the gymnast runs in a controlled 25-metre sprint toward the vault, using a springboard to boost himself into the air. Some gymnasts do a round-off (which is similar to a cartwheel) onto the springboard and a back handspring onto the vault itself. The gymnast then pushes off the vault with his hands and does several twists and flips in the air before landing on the other side. (more…)


July 18, 2008 at 10:54 am Leave a comment

Olympic City In Beijing >>

Map, photos and description