Banned Skills: The Forbidden Club

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helmedon : You should make a video explaining why the skills are banned.

JoM Squared Videos : I'm impressed with your ability to find all this older footage

123 456 : Basically everything Olga Korbut did is banned now๐Ÿ˜‚ She was such a great athlete๐Ÿ˜

Juan Pablo Hernรกndez : Korbut is, like, the freaking queen of banned skills.

Kathy L. : The Thomas Salto was how Elena Mukhina broke her neck


o : Elena Mukhina's coach should have gone to prison. She warned him that it could break her neck but he insisted and she gave in. She died at 46 from this injury (after years of being paralyzed).

Giovanni Albanesi : I'm happy that all these skills cannot be performed anymore. Gymnastics was certainly spectacular and extraordinary but the athletes' lives were in serious danger almost everytime. Many wonderful gymnasts died or had very bad consequences on their body because of terrible injuries impossible to recover from (think about Elena Muchina, poor girl)

mst3kanita : I can see why the one arm on the bar was banned. Lots of shoulder surgeries I'm sure.

sporteverywhere : The FIG should really make a list of all the skills that are banned. It would be helpful for everyone.

Generous G : The Thomas Salto has made quadrepalegics of people. It is probably the most dangerous of all.

Kevin Salim : Who the hell created sideways vaults, your legs arent meant to be to the side anyways thats so wrong and no wonder its banned

EVZYL : They just don't make them like Korbut any more. Gutsy but elegant.

swiftii gacha : I can't even do a cartwheel ๐Ÿ˜‚

Rulho M. : I clearly understand why skills like Thomas Salto are banned, sooo risky. But, the Korbut? I think that today are other UB skills more risky than that. But maybe is just my appreciation.

Lily Lily : The sideways vault was a stupid idea from the first time it was ever attempted. It does not even look nice when being performed. It is by far the worst move anyone ever thought of, or tried.

Funky Monkey : Just for fun, what do you think these would be rated if they still existed under the code today??

Josh Mateo : I really miss the uniqueness and originality of the moves back in the day. Nowadays you just get the same moves moved around. I wish the new athletes could create their own signature moves for future gen to do and be normalized as well.

Maddie Johnsons : What would happen if a gymnast performed a banned skill in competition? Do they get disqualified, a 0 score, what happens? Can't believe gymnasts used to stand on the high bar so calmly I would be freaking out.

northernsoutherngirl : As a former gymnast, I so appreciate these old school videos!๐Ÿ‘ŒGrowing up, I use to โค watching Olga Korbut do her routines so effortlessly! Almost like she was floating on the bars if that makes sense!๐Ÿ˜€ Then it went to me praising Nadia Comenci in the same way. Both are phenomenal women!!

Ka Po Chu : One arm giant is not banned in WAG, it is still in the code (3.201:Giant circle bwd in regular grip, or on one arm: also with ยฝ turn (180ยฐ) to hstd). It is originated from Liu Xuan, and FIG decided to give it a low rating to discourage gymnasts from performing it. And for the others, basically all UB skills involving standing on high bar are banned. And all roll out skills on floor are banned too. Although Mukhina's accident was really tragic, I think it has a lot to do with her being forced to train with an unhealed leg.

Caroline Holmes : Olga landing on her chest makes me cringe ! That must be so dangerous, but she was fearless!

James Haag : 2:55 is one of the prettiest skills i've EVER seen but wow

KrazyKoala ForLife : Olga Korbut does everything like a boss

wonder woman : How do you have the guts to do these things

ะ”ะผะธั‚ั€ะธะน ะ•ะฒัั‚ั€ะฐั‚ะพะฒ : I remember one more skill - The Radivilov vault. It was called too dangerous to perform.

Sally Vee : Side somersaults could look so elegant when done right. I miss seeing Kenzo's side pass from the 2013-2016 code. It made his floor so unique in a quad filled with boring rollout skills. Also, next banned video should cover the Radivilov on vault.

Dean Champion : The rollouts are banned for fear of spinal/neck injuries. In cheerleading, up through 1983, top squads would use mini tramps and guys would do forward dive roles (at about 15' high) over parts of pyramids, and then a guy from the upper midwest broke his neck and ended up a quadraplegic. After that, no mini tramps, no dive rolls, and pyramids that had gone as much as 3 1/2 people high were limited to 2 1/2 high, and more "base" contacts (people holding up the "top") were required, and we weren't able to have the "tops" spin/flip up or down into position. The sideways stuff is way, way, way dangerous for your knees, and your neck, if you land upside down. The flips off of the butt (on the uneven bars) and off of the hands/hand stands are not reliable enough "take offs", due to the lesser amount of strength in your arms vs. your legs. And the ones that went from the upper uneven bar over the lower bar are banned in case someone hits the lower bar on the way to the ground. Did I lament the loss of many of these moves in competition? Yeah... but just because it is possible, doesn't mean it is worth it. All of those in the videos (and myself, pretty much all serious gymnasts, dancers, tumblers, etc.) end up with joint replacement surgeries by our 50s anyway, but most of us avoided wheelchairs for life -- that's a good thing.

brunolealxavier : What do you guys think about the "mo salto"? In my opinion, it's more dangerous than many from the video.

gowreesh nath : 4:15 What the heckkkk is that????

Emil Dahl : The devil called and said he wanted to see a One Arm Layout Dismount Thomas Salto.

blackceazer21 : Olga Korbut was such an amazing gymnast. so easy on the eye. so talented.

Artistics Gymnastics : amazing video =*

Brian Lange : Let's just ban every move. The person who can stand still the longest will win gold.

nifty1940 : As a gymnast for 9 yrs in the 40's, I'm gobsmacked at this skill level. I was an amateur - and I thought I was good!

Owlcitylove2001 Booboo500 : Even thoe those skills are forbidden ๐Ÿšซ there were some I actually loved!!!...โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

SevenDeMagnus : Thomas Salto and Roll Out are probaly the most dangerous.

mariepaulistic : Thomas salto... deadly

GemzR796 : A lot of the bar skills are now banned due to the bars being further apart in the case of the Korbut flip you need to be able to get your hips to the low bar to back hip circle back to high and Olga was tiny. As a 5'7 person I struggle to get my toes to touch the low bar when hanging from the high thus making the Korbut flip and others that relied on the smaller gap impossible. Roll outs were banned as if under-rotated can cause serious neck injury by landing on chin (like Elena mukhina) while over rotation can cause the gymnast to hit the back of the head resulting in anything from concussion to serious head injuries

Joseph Stokes : Magnificent! What planet are these people from?? LOL

The Mad Man : It is an unfortunate fact of life that athletes (and coaches) are so driven that they sometimes take risks that are pretty iffy. At that point it is probably a good thing that the sports controlling bodies step in and ban seriously dangerous elements. In the junior sections I believe that a number of the "senior" elements are not allowed - at least until the athlete has reached a level of competency that will allow the element to be performed with a reasonable level of safety. If they simply allowed anything (especially in the seniors) there would probably be far more serious injuries and possibly deaths because some of those elements defy belief.

Jessica Drennan : Oof the Mukhina flip coming after the flip that paralyzed her...

Lorelai M : 4:21 WHO IS THAT OMG

B S Hancock : The punch/forward back at 2:56 is awesome. Who is the gymnast? The other who blows my mind is at 3:59. Who is she? These two skills as demonstrated are phenomenal feats.

DisneyVibes33 _ : I love performing bars because they are really dangerous

Gaming With Sloaneyboo : Parallel bars used to be cool?

Mountain Cynic : This footage is incredible!!! Maybe we lose as a species when we place limits on freedom... If we could prevent the sacrifices of those who went before us are we still allowed to enjoy the fruits of those sacrifices?

Shahwiqar Shahin : Seems the ban is for one of two reasons: 1. Risk of injury; 2. Damaging equipment which gives next competitors a disadvantage.

scoutz0rs : Following the Thomas Salto with the Mukhina ohhhhhhhhh my heart