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Slo-mo physics…

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I took gymnastics in college.  I was athletic and fit and strong, but back then I was too tall.  I also was not limber.  I considered it a victory to walk across a balance beam and not fall off.  I did better on the pommel horse because I had a lot of upper body strength and could get a lot of lift and push from it.  I thought I had done well to fold myself up sufficiently for a flip and not fly off into the wall.  I had to watch Simone Biles double-double in slow motion twice before I could even begin to wrap my head around the extraordinary feat she has accomplished.   Watch  here  and marvel.




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August 13, 2019 at 3:10 pm

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