If you think of the four events of an all-around gymnastics competition as musical pieces, then the vault is a single, piercing high note that must be nailed without warmup. During the floor exercise, and on the uneven bars and balance beam, a gymnast has the opportunity to ease into her routine -- to find her rhythm and loosen her vocal cords before attempting the toughest passages. A mistake? She shakes if off, recovers... More >>>