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The Evolution of the Uneven Bars Event

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From the 1950s to today, the sport of women's gymnastics has gone from "That's impressive!" to "These little girls aren't human, are they?" -via Cynical-C

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Well, to be fair, most of the summersaults of gymnastics and jumps of ice skating look the same to the untrained eye. Perhaps it's because they do them SO fast! When slowed down, the uneven bar moves look quite different.
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Early uneven bars were more like men's parallel bars. Modern uneven bars are much more like men's high bar. You can also see when they changed the apparatus spacing and setup in the 80s. The bars moves father apart so you can't do the same release moves.
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Somehow the closer they got to present, less inventive they get. The moves they do today are most likely harder than the slow paced beginning.. When they barred standing on the beam, they took away a lot of variety. All performances look the same, to the point that i thought they had to do the same moves before accidentally stumbling on another article about the progression of this sport..
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