kottke.org posts about gymnastics

Cheerleader does 44 backflips in 34 secondsOct 24 2013

This video of Atlanta cheerleader Mikayla Clark breaking the world backflip record is mesmerizing. I did not know there was a world backflip record, but here is someone breaking it last year, too.

Yes, it is gymnastics day on kottke.org, what of it?

Amazing robot gymnastOct 24 2013

I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this video of a robotic gymnast doing a routine on the high bar, but holy cow! I audibly gasped at the 33-second mark and again at 57 seconds.

Looks like a home-built, just some guy in his garage. The robot has learned some new tricks since that video was made. Here's a quintuple backflip landing:

A double twist that it didn't quite land:

And it does floor exercises as well...here's a double back handspring:

(via @moth)

Evolution of the uneven bars in women's gymnasticsAug 10 2012

The uneven parallel bars event has changed a lot over the years. For one thing, the bars used to be a lot closer together. And obviously the routines have gotten a lot harder.

Some of those moves in the 60s and 70s were sweet though. More grace and less raw power. (thx, doug)

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