The Most Amazing Moments In Olympic Gymnastics History

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The gymnasts from Team USA gave a stellar performance yesterday, beating the Russians to the gold.

McKayla Maroney’s near perfect vault is definitely something sports fans will remember forever.

It also reminded us about some stunning Olympic performances in gymnastics.

Olga Korbut's Back Flip on Uneven Bars (1972)

Nadia Comaneci Scores a Perfect 10 (1976)

Shun Fujimoto Continued On Rings After Breaking His Knee During His Floor Routine (1976)

Mary Lou Retton Wins the Olympic All-Around Title (1984)

Mitch Gaylord Leads US Men's Team To Gold (1984)

Marina Lobatch Earns a Perfect 60.0 Score in the Rhythmic All-Around (1988)

Vitaly Scherbo Dominates the Men's Competition (1992)

Kerri Strug Sticks Her Vault on an Injured Ankle (1996)

Paul Hamm Falls On Vault But Comes From Behind On Parallel Bars And High Bar To Win Gold (2004)

And the most recent jaw-dropping performance: McKayla Maroney's Perfect Vault Sets The Win For Team USA (2012)

BONUS: Gabby Douglas wins All-Around Gold Medal, and becomes the first African American gymnast to win both team and all-around gold.

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