I caught sight of this clip on YouTube (a haven for obscure gymnastics videos) a few months ago, and fell in love with it. It makes me wonder…. why don’t today’s more powerful gymnasts (Shawn Johnson, Cheng Fei, Daiane DosSantos) don’t try it. It’s very unique.

The gymnast is Alexis Brion, an up-and-comer in the USA in the mid 1990’s, who succumbed to injury and never really made a splash at the Elite level. She did, however, go on to compete for NCAA powerhouse University of Alabama under Sarah Patterson.