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Date: 08/08/12 08:31 PM

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

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    Link: The Winning Womens Olympic Vault: Then & Now - It`s settled: Athletes sucked back then.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    in another 56 years you need to jump from space
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    MidPacific Male 50-59
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    August 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    The woman in the black finished well ahead of the girl in red. She wins the gold.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    I can basically do the first one.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    August 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    You`ve come a long way baby.
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    I think we`re all forgetting that amazing bar routine. It`s not old old but it`s not new.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    "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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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm
    Jesus christ, their cameras were better though, except for the whole not being in color thing.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2012 at 12:02 am
    b..b..but McKayla`s wasn`t the `winning` vault...
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2012 at 12:03 am
    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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    bluevayero Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2012 at 1:05 am
    drugs were not as efficient back then
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    August 9, 2012 at 3:39 am
    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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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2012 at 7:56 am
    .....I guess?
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 9, 2012 at 8:12 am
    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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    insane_ai Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2012 at 8:23 am
    Arial planking?
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    sparki1980 Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2012 at 8:33 am
    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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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2012 at 10:07 am
    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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2012 at 11:23 am
    "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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    Caretta Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    In fairness, the first jump is very smoothly executed.
    Tenner says ASIMO will be doing that at the next Olympics.
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    sockattack Male 70 +
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    August 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    evolution
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    faaaaq Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    lol @ Angelmassb
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    Invalok Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    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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    robinbeirne Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    You could probably learn to do that first one in an afternoon.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    August 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Invalok, I`m not sure I understand? The earlier vault, too, had a spring board.
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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    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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    alsobored Male 18-29
    347 posts
    August 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    you don`t even need a comparison to show that the first one is nothing.

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