Olympic Gymnastic Events Are Far More Exciting Now Than They Were In The 1950s

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You could probably say it about a number of sports — or just about anything still around from the ’50s for that matter — but Olympic gymnastic events are much more riveting now than they were back in the day. And by back in the day, I mean before most of us were even born. Thanks to MTV News’ Facebook page, you have all the proof you need. The following video captures the essence of both time periods’ best athletes, and it’s clear that they’ve stepped up their game quite a bit in the interim.

Seriously, as soon as time travel is invented, I’m going straight to the 1952 Games in Finland and becoming the best floor exerciser the world has ever seen. And I won’t do a lick of practice beforehand.

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