Recently, an old video footage of Olympian Olga Korbut performing the banned ‘Dead Loop’ move has resurfaced on the internet and is currently going viral, find out more details below
Gymnastics experts banned the famous ‘Dead Loop’ move just shortly after Koburt’s impressive performance in the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Olga Korbut performing the banned ‘Dead Loop’ move in 1972 Munich Olympics, video goes viral
The banned dead loop of Olga Korbut in 1972 pic.twitter.com/NwtJpBn0AU
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The banned "Dead Loop" of Olga Korbut, 1972. It was the first and last time the trick was documented.pic.twitter.com/1UQ8LumBVd
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Following its ban, no other gymnast has performed the ‘Dead Loop’ ever again across high-level international sporting competitions.
The ‘Dead Loop’, a banned gymnastic move
The ‘Dead Loop’ is a classic gymnastic move that features a gymnast standing on the high bar while performing a backflip and then grasping the bar again. Unsurprisingly, the move is a very dangerous stunt and could result in the gymnast getting horribly injured upon missing his/her footing. The gymnast could also get seriously injured if he/she fails to grasp the bar in the end. As a result of its dangerous nature, gymnastic experts banned the move just after the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Following the ban, no gymnast has ever performed the ‘Dead Loop’ in a high-level international sporting competition. Various gymnastic experts pointed out the immense risks involved in successfully executing the move and discouraged gymnasts across the world from trying to replicate it. Interestingly, another name for the ‘Dead Loop’ is the Korbut Flip, after Olga Korbut.
Viral video of Olga Korbut’s banned ‘Dead Loop’ move
Just recently, video footage of Olympian Olga Korbut performing her banned ‘Dead Loop’ gymnastic move has resurfaced on the internet. The video, released earlier this year, quickly turned viral on the internet. As the video goes viral, it has left netizens wondering about the origin behind the move and the reason behind its ban.
The now viral video, has received over 2 million views on Twitter as well as other social media platforms. In the video, viewers can see Korbut performing the dangerous gymnastic stunt at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Korbut was representing the then Soviet Union at the international competition.