This Poor Gymnastics Participant From Ireland Didn’t Land On Her Feet

There must be nothing more satisfying for an athlete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games than having three or four years of hard work, training, dedication, heart and soul culminate in the performance of a lifetime in front of thousands of people in a sold-out arena and millions of people watching on their TVs around the globe and capturing a gold medal for your country in the process.

This is not one of those performances:


The good news for this young lady on the Irish gymnastics team is that sometimes capturing that Olympic glory involves the heartbreak of falling flat on your face first before digging deep for the Olympic spirit and bouncing all the way back with that performance of a lifetime and capturing gold a la American speed skater Dan Jansen.

Best of luck, young lady.

h/t Barstool Sports

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