Gymnasts Share Their Performance Horror Stories
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The sportsman performing difficult gymnastic exercise at gym.
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Camera flies through math formulas on background. Math calculations functions equations. Matrix made up of formulas. Abstract cognitive process concept. Seamless loop. Greenscreen chromakey
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Gymnastic rings at the gym
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throwing green cube into pit in amusement center
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Gymnast performing gymnastic cross exercise on gymnastic rings. Shot in slow motion
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male gymnast athlete performs handstand and rotation on rings on dark background and smoke in slow motion
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male gymnast athlete performs handstand and rotation on rings on dark background and smoke in slow motion
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Gymnast on a dark background on the crossbar performs spins and jumps over himself in the air in slow motion and around the smoke
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Gymnast on a dark background on the crossbar performs spins and jumps over himself in the air in slow motion and around the smoke
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Gymnast performing gymnastic cross exercise on gymnastic rings.
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Gymnast hand on horizontal bar in the gym
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  • Kim Jong-Un
    Kim Jong-Un

    The title reminded me of final destination 5's gymnastic scene

  • TomCook1993

    gymnastics: where twinks become TWUNKS

  • David Hardy
    David Hardy

    That’s first guys hair is amazing!!!!

  • Harriett Dunphy
    Harriett Dunphy

    I want theatre kids to tell their horror stories! 😂😂 (tech week)

  • Wil The Gymnast
    Wil The Gymnast

    I was on rings I was doing a dislocate to double and my grip ripped and so I went SAILING and did like a triple twisting double layout or something ( I’m kidding) but then I landed on my feet and ACTUALLY stuck it but I was just scared out of my mind. Sooooo yeah

  • jasayehan

    Julian is cute. Got his IG?

  • Via Galarza
    Via Galarza

    I was watching the first story and oh my god- i shouldnt of laughed.. but... i laughed s o. H a r d

  • oh.its.mellissa

    Damn ring guy , tell the same story 18 times already

  • Iveta W
    Iveta W

    Rock climber horror stories yo

  • Marieke D
    Marieke D

    I went to watch the men’s Elite Canada competition back in the 90’s, this guy was on high bar doing giants and lost his grip, flew off the bar and hit the wall (yes it was very badly designed to have the high bar anywhere near a wall). The wall had those big thick, blue mats. Anyway hit hit it, hit the floor unconscious. His mom was sitting behind me and she screamed! (Don’t blame her!). By the end of the event he was back from the hospital and all he had was a broken big toe, and of course a concussion but not a severe one. He got off super lucky!

  • Katie Danielle
    Katie Danielle

    that first story made me laugh out loud real good 😂

  • Magick Miiror
    Magick Miiror

    One time on the playground I jumped up on those bars to do a few flip/spins and the moment I jumped up and the bar hit my lower abdomen as I was going to flip forward, I accidentally let out a huuuuuge fart but my momentum was going so I was farting AS I was spinning on the bar. Ugh, I'm still embarrassed to this day.

  • Hannah Donovan
    Hannah Donovan

    I used to rip my hands a lot, I can still feel the phantom pain just thinking about it.

  • Erin Masterson
    Erin Masterson

    Rips don't hurt as bad as the first guy is making them seem

  • Elena Bala
    Elena Bala

    These are some of my fails I was warming up a turn on beam and my foot slipped and I hit my hips on the beam the fell onto my head. Once I was doing a cartwheel (I don't know how I messed this up I've competed them lol) and both my feet missed so I split the beam. I was doing a squat on on bars and my feet slipped off so I fell onto my back and it didn't hurt at all but it sure did scare me lol I was doing back walkovers on beam and one hand missed scorpioned and hurt my back. On vault I hesitated and fell to the side of the vault where there was no mat and hurt my heels and they still hurt 2 years later lmao Ive done much much much more but these are my favorites/most painful:)

    • Oceane Djeumeni
      Oceane Djeumeni

      I scared now

  • Anna Verena
    Anna Verena

    Nurses. Like icu nurses, er nurses, all kind of Specialized nurses. Would love that

    • Amberger Helper
      Amberger Helper

      Anna Verena They’ve done at least one. ☺️

  • Grey Garcia
    Grey Garcia


  • Pari Schmeling
    Pari Schmeling

    When girls do this at least 2 will say that they spilt the beam That Is the most painful way to fall then after you just have to day your fine and get back up again. Uhhhhhh

    • Bethany Tymes
      Bethany Tymes

      Pari Schmeling it’s honestly not that painful

  • Aerion Wolf
    Aerion Wolf

    I couldn’t stop looking at the first guys hair it’s amazing

  • Alexa Gunnell
    Alexa Gunnell

    My horror story: When I was fourteen I was in the middle of my uneven bar routine, and I was on the high bar transitioning back to the low. Somehow my hand slipped, and I flew through the air and landed back-first on the low bar. I then fell to the ground and I couldnt even move. I knew I screwed up my back super bad. It was the worst pain I've ever had in my life. They called the ambulance, and I spent a week and a half in the hospital with four fractured disks. ✌️

    • Abigail Deavel
      Abigail Deavel

      Alexa Gunnell ooof! Am so sorry, sounds so painful!

    • gabby

      Yay now I’m scared

    • Olivia Long
      Olivia Long

      ouch!!! This is not bad at all but I was doing tap swings and I slipped backward. I flew from the high bar to low and landed directly on my hips. I am fine I only knocked the breath out of me and got scratches on my hips. 😂

    • aditya joshi
      aditya joshi

      Alexa Gunnell first of all 😣 secondly was it like the bane snapping batman’s back only real?

  • Ella Wakeman
    Ella Wakeman

    Rhythmic gymnastics horror story: I once got my period super unexpectedly during a public display, and BLED all over the FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR leo I was borrowing from my friend, plus stained our beautiful gym floor. Thank god I had chosen to keep my bike shorts on over the leo (because I felt a bit weird before heading on floor and suspicious that Mother Nature might be about the screw me over), so I don’t think many of the hundreds of civilians watching our performance noticed, but I felt so bad because I’d permanently stained that gorgeous and expensive leotard that wasn’t even mine...

  • Guage Henthorn
    Guage Henthorn

    Please buzzfeed....... I beg of you...... make something actually good like marching band horror stories!!!!!! (Not that the other horror story videos aren’t good)

  • Enakoii

    I used to be a figure skater/ice skater for 4 years. I was doing a "drag" (where you basically kneel on the ice, your foot dragging behind you, while you slide across). Then, I accidentally spun round and felt my knee agonising me.. really badly. So, I came off the ice, looked at my knee.. It had a huge cut across it. I had sliced my knee with my ice skate blade, through my leggings.

    • Cassandra Todd
      Cassandra Todd

      I was a figure skater for 10 years, and I can't tell you how many times I've cut my pants and tights doing that. (My coach calls this move a "lunge" BTW)

  • joshkolbo

    Does anyone knows Jack’s instagram 😭

  • Haoua Senoussi
    Haoua Senoussi

    Take a shot every time he says “all of a sudden”

  • Rman Nayr
    Rman Nayr


  • Keili Thompson
    Keili Thompson

    I hate getting rips

  • A. K.
    A. K.

    Jack's eyes are BEAUTIFUL

  • John Secret Spirit
    John Secret Spirit

    Why the gay hairdo

  • JasminLikeThePrincessButNoE

    Love Julian's hair tho

  • Instigator I
    Instigator I

    I thought his story was at the height of painful and then : “to make matter worst”

  • Gustavo G
    Gustavo G

    Does someone has jack's ig?

  • rain dash
    rain dash

    Pole dance horror stories!

  • Gregg Zumbari
    Gregg Zumbari


  • Sheldon S
    Sheldon S

    When you click on a Buzzfeed video because you realized you know the person in cover photo!

  • Shreya Chand
    Shreya Chand

    Jack's skin. OMG ❤️.

  • Esh 38
    Esh 38

    Similar thing that happened to Julian happened to me, when I was like 9-10 years old my grip loosened on the bar and I flew across and ended up break my arm in a Z-shape and all I remember is me yelling “MY WRIST” over and over and the whole place went silent.

  • Melo

    I remember when I was in school they had us play floor hockey in gym class. When I tried to hit the puck I hit this other girls stick and snapped it in half.

  • Lesley Nevarez
    Lesley Nevarez

    The sound effects are unnecessary

  • - angie
    - angie

    hey buzzfeed! i saw your video on "black grandmas eating other black grandmas' sweet potato pie" i enjoyed it! can you make a video on filipino moms eating other filipino moms' spaghetti?

  • Shawn

    Why is the secondary camera always changing focus???

  • elissamarcus

    My gymnastics horror story is I begged and begged my mom to let me do it but she said it was too dangerous, finally when I was 10 she let me sign up for a beginner class. I was so bummed out that every other student was like 3 and 4 years old that I never took another class 😭

  • Lexi Teachey
    Lexi Teachey

    My gymnastics horror story: I was on the trampolines at my gym doing backhand springs into a back tuck and I had done it several times before on the trampolines but this time I guess I put too much pressure into my back tuck and I went flying backwards towards the wall which had a trampoline proped up against it (it was a average sized one you could move) and I ended up slamming into the wall and sliding my back along the trampoline. My entire back was scraped up and I was under all the surrounding trampolines completely baffled as to what just happened. No one saw it happen luckily😂

  • Gaby A
    Gaby A

    The guy worried about breaking equipment... That gym supposed to have all their equipment checked. Omg how can he ever think I'm too fat for the rings and being worried and ashamed?. I would reported to the gym for not having safe equipments. But I'm a fat woman with zero training. Just feel bad for him feeling like this

  • Anti Millennial
    Anti Millennial

    their ig pls?

  • Just Job
    Just Job

    my horror gymnastics story: *gymnastics practice*

  • Annabel Cluck
    Annabel Cluck

    Do women gymnasts We have A LOT of horror stories

    • Beverly Baumgartner
      Beverly Baumgartner

      One time I was working on my back handspring and I landed on my heels and fell backwards😬 I ended up in physical therapy😶

    • Kenzie Madden
      Kenzie Madden

      Spilting the beam

    • Emmy Larrew
      Emmy Larrew

      facts! bro my first flyaway attempt resulted in two broken elbows-

    • madilyn bryant
      madilyn bryant

      YES WE DO

    • It’s Kenzie
      It’s Kenzie


  • Elizabeth Brigham
    Elizabeth Brigham

    Musician tour crew horror story

  • EVO •
    EVO •

    My horror story when I saw my self in mirror while having a chicken pox 😭

  • sorenhb127

    Do americans know that there are more forms of gymnatics then bars, rings and floor? Every single video about gymnasts its always those kinds. Horror story my ass. Lets hear some storys from guys doing flips

    • sorenhb127

      Long story short I saw a guy land on other guy it was show tumbling. The guy was doing a miller and then when he landed, he landed on top of other guy, the other guys landing was really bad so he ended up on the wrong landing mat. He broke hos collerbone

    • Blahhh

      sorenhb127 how about you tell us a story then?

  • Salisben

    I want homeless people tell their horror stories (like so they see)

    • ttyl bro
      ttyl bro

      Just watch soft white underbelly on TR-my. They just became popular for their interviews with the homeless on skid row.

  • Brandon Miranda
    Brandon Miranda

    Man jack is so pretty it’s not fair

  • Quan Vlog
    Quan Vlog


  • J C
    J C

    Gymnastics isn't a sport

  • Derry Duff
    Derry Duff

    what's julian instagram ?

  • Franklin Arellano
    Franklin Arellano

    At my gym we had four state championships in a row until are best person broke there knuckles

  • Sarah Settimo
    Sarah Settimo

    I did competitive gymnastics for 8 years and the number of times I straddled the beam is ridiculous and was so painful every time. I also was doing a back extension roll on beam (rather than a back walk over because I was too afraid) and I full on tore my rotator cuff. That is why I ended up quitting. In addition to the fact that I was mentally done with the sport.

    • Katherine Campos
      Katherine Campos

      Awe man, should’ve done the back walkover! (Sorry bout ur hip)

  • juls chen
    juls chen

    Love that they’re posting a gymnastics video!!

  • Corgi Butt
    Corgi Butt

    I was doing a tumbling pass (round off back handspring 1 1/2 twisting layout) and my foot got stuck in a crack in the mat. I completely ragdolled

  • Madeline May
    Madeline May

    Having skinless hands ! Gymnastics is so dangerous

    • Katherine Campos
      Katherine Campos

      feebeci Rips aren’t really that bad...

    • warmwaves

      Every sport is

  • Rosa Denfert
    Rosa Denfert

    Was at an old rural gym with deficient equipment. I dismounted the uneven bars and my heel landed right in BETWEEN two mats. So right on a ceramic tiles floor. It broke 😅

  • Calvin Kraynak
    Calvin Kraynak

    In the climbing world, we call “rips” flappers

    • Katherine Campos
      Katherine Campos


  • Worldwide Comments
    Worldwide Comments

    This is why I am not into gymnastics! You are prone to scary inevitable accidents.

  • Allison Camp
    Allison Camp

    Lol *stock image not actual person Pretty sure that’s a real human Susan.

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    María Eugenia Ruival


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    María Eugenia Ruival


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    María Eugenia Ruival


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