FIG encouraging dangerous vaults

Mediterranean Games, Turkey Event Finals

1. Fadwa Mohamed Abdellatif Mahmoud (EGY) (14.500, 14.000) 14.250
2. Johanna Cano (FRA) (13.933, 13.300) 13.616
3. Giulia Leni (ITA) (13.866, 13.333) 13.599

I cannot understand why FIG WTC has not clamped down on Handspring double front vaults for Women, almost all of which have been extremely dangerous.

This is the worst I’ve seen yet.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

When one of these gymnasts is badly injured on live TV, what possible defense can be made for a set of rules that puts athletes in Finals by risking their lives? 😦

You could ban this family of skills. Or so severely deduct imperfect execution that no woman doing it less perfectly than the men could ever make Finals.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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