Tumbling was a gymnastics event at the 1932 Olympic Games. Here is a video of the only Olympic Champion, Rowland "Flip" Wolfe of the United States, demonstrating some of his tumbling routines. His key move was the backflip with a double twist. He became the youngest ever male Olympic gymnastics champion – he was 17 years and 307 days old.
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Olympic Tumbler Rowland Wolfe
October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Gymnastics, Unusual
Tags: 1932·discontinued sport·events·Gymnastics·olympic games·Rowland Wolfe·tumbling
1948 Ling Gymnastics Olympic Demonstration
October 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Gymnastics
There was a Swedish Ling Gymnastics demonstration at the 1948 Olympic Games. Unfortunately, the video I had of it is no longer available. Here is another video of some Swedish women from the same year giving a demonstration. You can see where the opening ceremony has evolved from.
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