Brenna Dowell super slow-mo Vault

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To optimize the spring from the Board feet should be around shoulder width apart. Brenna could be faster bringing her feet together in preflight, however.

It’s not easy for judges to see that foot separation at full speed.

Sylvie Wentzell – Vault

Lauren Hopkins:

One of my favorite older gymnasts is Sylvie Wentzell of Germany. She’s 41, the exact same age as Oksana, coaches at the Dortmund club in Germany, and keeps competing for her club because…why not? She can, and so she does. She has no desire to be at the national level or anything, but she does all of the Bundesliga meets with her team because she has fun competing alongside the kids she trains. …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (2013)