Kate Foster – Bars

Check this inspiring routine.

Would have been 9.1, but the coach was deducted 1.0 for the spot.

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“Gymnastics is like my 2nd home. It’s where I spend almost the majority of my time,” said Kate Foster.

The 13-year-old wasn’t about to give up that second home despite her leukemia diagnosis ….

An infection forced doctors to amputate her left leg. While that could easily end her gymnastics career, Kate and her coaches at the Gymnastics Academy of Rockford, had other plans. …

Leukemia survivor returns to gymnastics with one leg (2014)

Mom’s house a ball pit

Funny viral video. :-)

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(via Darren Reavis)

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the ancient sport of Mallakhamb

GAAR ADAMS penned one of ROADS AND KINGDOMS 14 MOST-READ STORIES OF 2014.

… in the lush highlands that hug sprawling Mumbai, this peculiar sport with apparatuses that look uncannily like medieval torture devises is still practiced. It is in these few ramshackle gymnasiums scattered throughout India’s Maharashtra—the same region where Mallakhamb’s origins are traced back to 12th century Sanskrit texts—where a strange tradition that features swinging clubs, rope burn between toes, and copious amounts of castor oil—is kept alive. …

pole India

rope hang

THE STRANGEST SPORT NO ONE KNOWS

triple back somi on Tramp

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Karen Cockburn’s ankle

The triple Olympic medalist is back on her feet.

conditioning by flashlight

Power failure at Visions in South Africa didn’t stop these gymnasts from training. :-)