Standing on a high bar, performing a backflip, then re-grasping the bar was how the dead loop was done. Olga, who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1972 Munich Olympics, was the first and last person to do so.
On January 16, a video of a girl Olga Korbut performing her infamous ‘dead loop’ went viral. But why exactly was it banned in gymnastics game?
A gymnastics girl Olga very famous for herself in gymnastics by showing off her incredible talent and skills in the game. Recently, a video of her performing the ‘dead loop,’ which is also known as Korbut flip, went viral on social media.
Since then, it is focus of attention as viewers cannot stop talking about it as they are impressed with how easily Olga managed to carry out a difficult flip in very easy manners.
On January 16, a post about Olga’s flip went viral after a Reddit and Twitter. This video is trending. It was posted a throwback video of the gymnast performing the infamous ‘dead loop’ flip, also known as Korbut flip on Reddit.
The caption for the post read: “1972. The banned “Dead Loop” of Olga Korbut.” As of now, the Reddit post has received thousands of comments. It did not take long for the video to find its way to other social media platforms.
The Olga Korbut’s Dead Loop video currently has over three million views on Twitter and numbers are increasing gradually. Watch “Olga Korbut Dead Loop video” below.
Explained Why Is The Olga Korbut Dead Loop Banned In Gymnastics
With the video of Olga Korbut doing the dead loop going viral, we explain what it is and why is it banned in gymnastics
Over the years, Olga Korbut has gone onto make her place in gymnastics folklore. Her sprawling skill set has seen her be regarded as one of the finest gymnasts to have made her presence felt on the global stage with one of their sequences, the dead loop also know as the Korbut flip recently going viral on social media platforms.
Despite it being regarded as one of the most tedious and threatening tricks in gymnastics, the grace and ease with which Korbut pulled it off left people awed. However, the dead loop somersault has been banned owing to the gargantuan level of risk needed to pull it off cleanly.
The dead loop which is performed by standing on a high bar and then executing a backflip before grabbing the bar again was performed by Olga of the Soviet Union at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.
It was the first and last time the trick was documented at the global level with it being susbequently banned.
While Olga’s dead loop earned her 9.8 out of 10 at the time, she was refrained from performing it again and climbing the high bar owing to the threat of life it posed to her. Olga currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her selling her medals at an auction back in 2017, a sale which sparked reports of her having gone broke.
Auctioneer Elon Werner had denied the claims saying, “She is doing well financially. She just wants to pass the medals on to people who will enjoy them, celebrate their achievements, things like that.”