There is nothing worse than working like crazy for years to prepare for your big moments at the Olympics and then falling! This video shows some of the worst Olympic falls by gymnasts.
Recovering from falls like this are not just physical. Gymnasts have to quickly recover emotionally so that they can get back up and continue on in the rest of the competition. This is especially important now that low scores are no longer thrown out. Everyone’s performance counts in the team score. This makes it really tough for someone who falls, for they know that they have hurt their team’s chance of winning.