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The Physics of Flips (and Twists)
In case you missed it, here’s one of our favorite moments from the Olympics in Rio this year: 16-year-old American gymnast Laurie Hernandez winking at the judgesbefore her gold-medal-winning floor routine. (Gutsy, right? But, as we can see, her confidence was totally justified.)
In this article from Wired, Rhett Allain offers some insight into the physics that goes into pulling off those incredible stunts. The ...
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