Comaneci and Xiaoshuang

I was looking at some videos of past Olympic gymnasts Nadia Comaneci of Romania and Li Xiaoshuang of China, and I’d say that not even the present crop of gold-medal contenders compares.

At the ’76 games in Montreal, Comaneci scored multiple scores of 10.0 (perfect), when that score was still attainable.

At the ’92 games in Barcelona, a teenaged Xiaoshuang executed a triple backflip, one of many stunning moments that led to his taking the gold in individual gymnastics.

Just sit back and enjoy these. They’ll leave you speechless:


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