Chinese Trampolinist Dong Dong Won A Gold Medal With This Physics-Defying Landing

One of the best-named athletes in London, China’s Dong Dong, took gold in the men’s individual trampoline finals this morning.

We’re not going to pretend to be trampoline experts, but we do know that trampolinists are deducted points if they don’t “stick” the landing — just like gymnastics. And Dong’s landing was absolutely perfect. He bounces to a height of ~7 meters, then comes down and sticks to the trampoline. It was a great moment (the landing will sneak up on you, it comes after the third bounce):


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