Gymnastics 101: Learning the Vault - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Gymnastics 101: Learning the Vault

Gymnastics is one of the more popular events at the Olympics, as gymnasts make some of the more difficult maneuvers in sports and make them look effortless.  These athletes train hard from the time they're very young to master the skills necessary to master these events. 

The vault is one of the events that we'll be seeing during the course of the gymnastics competition.  This involves sprinting down a runway, jumping off a spring board, pushing off a block with hands and sticking a landing. 

Alex Wheat of Richmond Olympiad tells us what to look for when watching the vault during the Olympic games.

Copyright 2012 WWBT NBC12.  All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly