The key question with this
springboard accident video is: could it be a fake, or is it for real?
On first viewing we thought that it was faked. However, frame by frame analysis leads us to believe that this is a genuine springboard accident. Have a look at the video of the gymnast on the
springboard and make up our mind.
1) Springboard takeoff
The springs (ringed) do look as though they are coming away from the launch pad
- an accident waiting to happen.
2) Springs breaking on takeoff
For proper analysis we need to see another jumper on the launch pad.
Swimming in the air
- Amazing video footage
If you look at this and the next few
video frames it does look as though
the gymnast really is swimming in the air. There is nothing that we can see that looks fake about this springboard
Video Clip Showing Gymnast Landing
There is nothing contrived about the
landing. If this springboard accident was a fake, we may see a second camera and blood, but it just looks like a lucky escape. Key point,
the springboard accident video looks to underplay rather than overplay the accident.
Check out the springboard accident video clip and see what really happened. Was it a genuine accident, or
is it a clever fake?
Whilst this video was not taken during the Olympic games, it does look like an
important international gymnastic competition.
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