We get so caught up in the beauty of the sport of gymnastics that we sometimes forget that it can be a very dangerous sport.  Injuries are common, even for seasoned pros.  Some competitive gymnastic careers have been ended because of injuries.  This video shows how quickly a gymnastic performance can result in pain.   Don’t watch if seeing people fall bothers you.

 

Ooooo, some of those unplanned landings must have really hurt!  I was amazed that some of the gymnasts got right back up and onto the apparatus even though their bodies must have been full of shooting pain.