Why Gabby Douglas can't do this
The Flying Squirrel, gold medal gynmast Gabby Douglas, can do things that defy gravity. But she can't do what Olga Korbut did at the 1972 Games.
What's now called the Korbut flip, a backward somersault on the uneven bars, has been banned because it's just too dangerous.
It's even hard to watch now without cringing.
The Belorussian, now 57, won four golds and two silvers in the Olympics and revolutionized gymnastics as a competitive sport. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona where, according to her website, she enjoys hiking, exercising and cooking.