#VintaGymnastics. And so it starts…

Today we debut one new category, VintaGymnastics, that will basically reveal vintage gymnastics videos of yore. Vera Cáslavská, Larisa Latynina, Elena Leusteanu, Ludmilla Tourischeva, Olga Korbut, Nadia, Mary Lou Retton, Daniela Silivas, so many great gymnasts  with fabulous routines that the only hurdle will be how many videos to embed into a single article.


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And as a preface, what can be more vintage than a selection of gymnastics video recordings that date back to the 1920s?

  • The 1924 Olympic Games, Paris (video);
  • The 1928 Olympic Games, Amsterdam (video) –  apparently, synchronized exercises in oper air were a must;
  • The 1936 Olympic Games, Berlin – interestingly enough, parallel bars and uneven bars are shown as different events for women;

Resources:Youtube channels (here and here).

P.S. Stay tuned for our next episodes!

Roxana

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