Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Greatest Moment In Olympic History
I think the greatest moment in Olympic history was in 1996 in Atlanta when gymnast Kerri Strug landed her vault on one foot because it had never ever been done before and inspired many people. She was the last gymnast to vault for the United States and she needed to score higher than a 9.493 so the American team would win the team competition which the Russians had dominated for decades. On her first vault she under rotated and injured her left ankle. Her score was not high enough to beat the Russians so she went again in an attempt to get a higher score. She went for another vault and landed on one foot earning her a score of 9.712 which meant the Americans had won. Her injuries had prevented her from competing in the individual all round competition and team finals even though she qualified for both. She made Olympic history and no one has done it since.