We all fall down. But when an Olympian, the best of the best, does it, there’s something terribly wrong there. Forget the sports where floor contact is expected like basketball or volleyball. It’s the sports where Olympic dreams are based solely on not tumbling, that we’re focused on, and where the fall is most epic. The 2012 Olympic Athletes have had their share of tumbles. Here are the best of the worst.
Gymnast Jennifer Pinches – Great Britain, Balance Beam. July 31, 2012
Gymnast Gabby Douglas – USA, Balance Beam. August 7, 2012
Runner Nathan Brannen – Canada, Men’s 1500m. August 5, 2012
Gymnast Elsabeth Black – Canada, Vault landing. August 6, 2012
Gymnast Hannah Whelan – Great Britain, Vault Landing. August 2, 2012 Weightlifter Khalil Mahmoud K Abir Abdelrahman – Egypt, Women’s 75kg Weightlifting Final. August 3, 2012