When Will Gymnasts Realize That High Beams Are Scary As All Hell?

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[Netherlands, October 20: Sui Lu of China performs on the beam during the women's team final of the World Gymnastics Championships in Rotterdam. China won the bronze medal. Image via AP.]

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Erin Gloria Ryan

You guys remember in the 1996 Olympic trials when Amy Chow landed on her fucking face on the beam?

Surprisingly, watching that live didn't compel me to quit gymnastics.