The Winning Womens Olympic Vault: Then & Now [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago Sports

It"s settled: Athletes sucked back then.
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Male 347
you don`t even need a comparison to show that the first one is nothing.
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Male 1,083
well look at how far the horse was from the springboard back then. can`t get a lot of air time when you have to go so far forward to make contact with the horse first.
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Male 4,431
Invalok, I`m not sure I understand? The earlier vault, too, had a spring board.
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Male 126
You could probably learn to do that first one in an afternoon.
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Male 724
You guys do notice that the 2012 (or now) athlete jumps onto an elevated platform to essentially perform a "double-jump."

I wouldn`t say athletes sucked back then, as much as I`d say athletes now have a different circumstances to work with.
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Male 694
lol @ Angelmassb
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Male 72
evolution
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Male 540
In fairness, the first jump is very smoothly executed.
Tenner says ASIMO will be doing that at the next Olympics.
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Male 15,510
"Can you imagine doing a 2012 vault in front of the 1956 judges?"

They would disqualify her for trying to be better than a man
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Male 10,339
That was a gold medal vault Sparki.

"Can you imagine doing a 2012 vault in front of the 1956 judges?"

They would probably disqualify because of danger. It would also be too blurry in black and white, so they wouldn`t be able to judge the technique.
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Male 329
Was that the winning vault back then, or just a vault? It`d be cool if they showed 2 winning vaults so you can see how different the bests were.
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Male 1,258
Arial planking?
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Female 6,381
Funny, in a lot of sports, there`s a long accepted standard until someone comes along and proves that another level of performance is possible. (Can you imagine doing a 2012 vault in front of the 1956 judges?)
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Male 5,413
.....I guess?
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Male 3,081
There`s a kind of simplistic elegance to the earlier one.... the 2nd is far more complicated and technical, but it`s more frantic than elegant.
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Male 226
drugs were not as efficient back then
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Male 10,339
That vault was the best vault in the Olympics ever ever forever. (by a girl)

The judges got it wrong lol.
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Male 1,625
b..b..but McKayla`s wasn`t the `winning` vault...
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Male 4,793
Jesus christ, their cameras were better though, except for the whole not being in color thing.
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Male 10,339
"I think we`re all forgetting that amazing bar routine."

You mean the Olga Corbutt(sp?) one?

It was crap by today`s standards, except for the Corbutt flip, which is banned (or else everyone would be doing it).
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Female 1,324
I think we`re all forgetting that amazing bar routine. It`s not old old but it`s not new.
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Male 11,740
You`ve come a long way baby.
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Male 2,578
I can basically do the first one.
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Male 139
The woman in the black finished well ahead of the girl in red. She wins the gold.
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Male 687
in another 56 years you need to jump from space
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Male 19,873
Link: The Winning Womens Olympic Vault: Then & Now [Pic] [Rate Link] - It`s settled: Athletes sucked back then.
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