What happened to gymnast Julissa Gomez?
Julissa D’Anne Gomez (November 4, 1972 – August 8, 1991) was an American gymnast whose rapid rise through the ranks of elite gymnastics in the mid-1980s was cut short by a vaulting accident in 1988 that left her a quadriplegic. She eventually died from her injury.
What has happened to Romanian gymnastics?
The downfall of Romanian gymnastics was inevitable. Just in 2021, Olympic coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi received accusations of abusing Romanian and American gymnasts as early as the 1960s. In particular, the previously mentioned Nadia Comaneci was one of the athletes who experienced abuse.
What is a Mukhina salto?
Eponymous skills. Mukhina salto (floor exercise), Mukhina hecht (uneven bars), Mukhina flip (uneven bars)
How old was Elena Mukhina when she had her accident?
And it’s tragic. Mukhina, a 20-year-old Soviet gymnast, was encouraged to train on a broken leg in the lead up to the 1980 Olympics.
What happened to Sang Lan?
She underwent spinal realignment, and cervical spine fusion, but the injury to her spinal cord was extensive, and left her paralysed from the mid-chest down.
Who has died from gymnastics?
Melanie Coleman, a collegiate gymnast in Connecticut, died from a spinal cord injury in 2019 after her hands slipped off the uneven bars during practice.
Is Romania good at gymnastics?
At the Olympic Games, Romania has competed in the women’s artistic gymnastics team competition 15 times. The team has won 12 medals, including gold medals in 1984, 2000, and 2004. Romania has also won the women’s team competition seven times at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
What happened to Mukhina?
Less than a month before the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, Mukhina under-rotated the Thomas salto and landed on her chin. She was permanently paralyzed and died in 2006, at the age of 46, from complications of quadriplegia. After her injury, she told Ogoniok, fans wrote to her asking when she would compete again.