If there’s ever a time to celebrate the physics and intense physical and mental strength and power required and requested of gymnasts it’s during the Olympics. Vox published this piece on the wolf turn:
Seems pretty simple, but the movement relies on a delicate balance of mass and inertia. One wobble and things fall apart. Of course, there’s a reason gymnasts perform this delicate balance: points. The turn is used strategically because its relatively high difficulty level means judges value it more than a regular turn.
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