Gymnastics Coach Catches An Athlete, Preventing Major Injury

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Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

As you can see in the video, if you aren’t seeing a high level of performance from the athletes themselves, you may still get a glimmer of greatness from the coaches that save the athletes from committing mistakes.

The gymnast was rocking the uneven bars when it appears that her landing was going to be shaky. Her coach, who was spotting her for the entire routine, was luckily able to break her fall… which would have likely ended with serious neck / spine injuries.

In the act of saving his athlete from injury, he also went through a pretty terrible fall in the process. Even in the crowded gym with a lot going on at once, his effort earned him a well-deserved round of applause from the audience.

Maybe the gymnast will have some extra points tossed her way for the amazing teamwork communicated without words between her and the coach.

This gymnastics coach deserves a gold medal of his own!

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