Usually, we only care about the pommel horse when the Summer Olympics roll around and we pretend we’re all experts in gymnastics.
Well, this Japanese video is about to change all of that.
US Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas won perhaps the most coveted title in her sport when she took the gold medal in the women’s all-around competition on Thursday in London, becoming the first African-American female gymnast to ever win individual Olympic gold.
The 2012 U.S. women’s gymnastics team nabbed the gold at the Olympics, defeating Russia, who took the silver. Go girls! The U.S. women’s gymnasts have not won the gold medal since 1996, so it’s been a while. Perhaps that’s why so many pop stars were quick to issue tweets offering their hearty congratulations to the ladies for their big win!
You have to see it to believe it. A gymnastics video has been making the rounds of Leszek Blanik, a Polish gymnast who is known for his explosive tumbling skills. How explosive? Take a look for yourself.