An Olympic Gymnast’s Bad Day Is Much Worse Than Yours

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August 7, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!

The Cry Heard Around the World

U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber breaks down after failing to qualify for the women’s all-around finals on July 29.

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Here’s what women’s gymnastics have taught us at this year’s Olympic Games: Everyone hates the balance beam; a perfect score of 10.0 no longer exists; button earrings are the new Scrunchies.

But the most important lesson we’ve learned is that you are never guaranteed a sticky landing — no matter who you are.

SEE ALSO: This Tumblr Celebrates the Greatest Olympic Tradition: Scrunchies

Perhaps the reason we love our gymnastics is because we love also love drama. And drama in (sort of) real time is always a win.

Gabby Douglas and the Fab 5 blew the world away with their sick moves. But gold medals and toothy grins don’t come without a high price of faceplants and gut-wrenching ded…
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