The Shocking Truth Behind the Parallel Bars Incident at the Universiade Gymnastics Competition
Chengdu, China – In a dramatic turn of events at the 31st Summer Universiade, a video showcasing a heart-stopping moment during the gymnastics parallel bars event went viral on August 1. The clip depicted an athlete warming up, only for one end of the parallel bars to suddenly sink, igniting a flurry of concerns and discussions among netizens regarding the safety measures in place.
Following an extensive investigation, the official website of the Universiade released a statement on August 2, unveiling the truth behind the incident in question.
The Official Statement
The statement, which appeared on the official website, provided a detailed account of the incident that occurred at approximately 3:26 pm on August 1. It explained that when the athlete began warming up on the parallel bars at the multi-functional gymnasium of the Dong’an Lake Sports Park, one end of the bars abruptly sunk. Fortunately, the athlete emerged unharmed from the incident.
Immediate action was taken as the equipment dealer promptly restored the equipment to its initial state. The competition department also acted swiftly, capturing video footage of the incident at the scene for further examination. The recorded evidence was presented to both the technical chairperson of the gymnastics event and the men’s technical representative for comprehensive review. Their collective analysis concluded that the coach, responsible for adjusting the distance between the parallel bars, had neglected to properly secure the lock handle, leading to the unfortunate mishap.
Adjusting the distance between parallel bars and pommel horse falls within the rules of gymnastics, permitting coaches to customize the setup according to the individual athlete’s requirements. To ensure the safety of all participants, a thorough inspection of the equipment was carried out after the competition, certifying its compliance with international standards. It is worth mentioning that all equipment used in the competition possessed valid international certifications.
Affirming the principle of fair play and prioritizing athlete welfare, the male technical representative chose to adjust the affected athlete’s position to last place within the group. As a result, the competition proceeded smoothly, successfully concluding the first day of qualifying rounds and team finals.
As the Universiade continues to captivate audiences worldwide, it is crucial that such incidents serve as a reminder of the meticulous care and attention required to ensure the safety and well-being of every participant.
(Reported by Worker’s Daily, August 2nd)
Original title: The truth about sinking the parallel bars at the Universiade gymnastics competition is revealed! Because of the coach’s neglect of pre-game adjustments
On August 1, a video about the gymnastics arena of the Chengdu Universiade was quickly fermented on the Internet. When an athlete was warming up for the parallel bars event, one of the parallel bars suddenly sank at one end. It looked dangerous. very and causing heated discussions among netizens.
On the 2nd, according to the official website of the 31st Summer Universiade, after an investigation, the actual situation of the incident was restored.
The original text of the official website of the Universiade is as follows: At about 3:26 pm on August 1, in the multi-functional gymnasium of the Dong’an Lake Sports Park, when an athlete was warming up for the parallel bars event, one of the parallel bars suddenly at one end. After inspection, the athlete was not injured. After the incident, the equipment dealer immediately restored the equipment. The competition department immediately recovered the video on site and presented it to the technical chairperson of the gymnastics event and the men’s technical representative for review. After their review, it was confirmed that the coach was not closing the parallel bars lock handle after adjusting the distance between the parallel bars, which caused the Situation accident to occur.
According to the relevant rules, the distance between parallel bars and pommel horse in gymnastics can be adjusted by the coaches of each participating team according to the athlete’s own situation. After the game, the tournament arranged for the equipment dealer to inspect the equipment, and the equipment was safe. The equipment used in this competition is internationally certified and all of them are within the validity period of the certification.
According to the relevant regulations of the International Sports Federation, in accordance with the principle of benefiting the athletes, the male technical representative adjusted the athlete to the last place in the group, and successfully completed the competition. At this time, the first day of the qualifying competition and the final of the team has been successfully completed. (Client Worker’s Daily, August 2nd)
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