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The Winning Womens Olympic Vault: Then & Now [

Hits: 19715 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Sports | Added by: fancylad
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alsobored
Male, 18-29, Australia
 351 Posts
Friday, August 10, 2012 5:30:11 PM
you don't even need a comparison to show that the first one is nothing.

ardystic
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1085 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 7:22:28 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.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 3:29:27 PM
Invalok, I'm not sure I understand? The earlier vault, too, had a spring board.

robinbeirne
Male, 18-29, Europe
 121 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 3:23:06 PM
You could probably learn to do that first one in an afternoon.

Invalok
Male, 18-29, Western US
 729 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 3:19:21 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.

faaaaq
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 679 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 2:50:22 PM
lol @ Angelmassb

sockattack
Male, 18-29, Western US
 63 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 2:01:52 PM
evolution

Caretta
Male, 18-29, Europe
 541 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 1:56:50 PM
In fairness, the first jump is very smoothly executed.
Tenner says ASIMO will be doing that at the next Olympics.

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 11:23:54 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

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10187 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 10:07:52 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.

sparki1980
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 329 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 8:33:26 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.

insane_ai
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 686 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 8:23:28 AM
Arial planking?

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 8:12:14 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?)

8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 7:56:35 AM
.....I guess?

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2717 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 3:39:55 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.

bluevayero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 226 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 1:05:26 AM
drugs were not as efficient back then

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10187 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 12:03:11 AM
That vault was the best vault in the Olympics ever ever forever. (by a girl)

The judges got it wrong lol.

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Thursday, August 09, 2012 12:02:11 AM
b..b..but McKayla's wasn't the 'winning' vault...

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 11:59:51 PM
Jesus christ, their cameras were better though, except for the whole not being in color thing.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10187 Posts
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 10:56:43 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).

gothmo
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1328 Posts
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 10:13:03 PM
I think we're all forgetting that amazing bar routine. It's not old old but it's not new.

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11734 Posts
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 9:19:29 PM
You've come a long way baby.

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:56:14 PM
I can basically do the first one.

MidPacific
Male, 50-59, Western US
 102 Posts
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:52:31 PM
The woman in the black finished well ahead of the girl in red. She wins the gold.

skytz1337
Male, 18-29, Europe
 690 Posts
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:47:40 PM
in another 56 years you need to jump from space

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