I just came across this video on youtube and wanted to share it. It’s of Nelli Kim (USSR) at the 1979 World Championships in Fort Worth. Nelli Kim was a phenomenal gymnast in the 70s and last I checked, she’s now a senior elite judge.

Nellie Kim bookcover

I really like the amplitude she gets after her no-handed back hip on the low bar. She really pops off the bar. Beautiful. But then… what on earth is going on?! She does a back hip hecht over the high bar to land on the low bar! We’ve definitely come a long way.

Click here to watch it on youtube if this doesn’t play.

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