Olympic vault champion Yang Hak-seon to star in Netflix reality show

Plus, a busy week for USA Gymnastics and a look back at Team Spain on the uneven bars from Sydney 2000.

2 min By Scott Bregman | Created 7 October 2022
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2012 Olympic vault champion Yang Hak-seon will soon be seen putting himself to new a challenge.

The two-time Olympian is one of the contestants on the upcoming Netflix reality survival competition 'Physical: 100.'

“In this fierce fitness competition, one hundred contestants in top physical shape compete to claim the honor of best body," reads the show's description on Netflix.

Yang, who was the first man to compete the front handspring, front layout with three twists on vault, became the first South Korean gymnast to win Olympic gold when he claimed the vault title at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

After missing the 2016 Games in Rio due to a torn Achilles tendon, he returned to the Olympics last summer in Tokyo. There, he finished just outside the vault final in ninth.

Two months later, he finished fifth at the 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan.

In addition to his Olympic title, Yang won the world vault gold medal in 2011 and 2013.

ICYMI: A busy week in U.S. gymnastics

In case you missed it, it’s been a busy week for USA Gymnastics, which held its men’s world team trials.

We’ve got all the action covered with recaps from day one and day two of competition, as well as a look at the squad that’s headed to Liverpool: Brody Malone, Donnell Whittenburg, Colt Walker, Asher Hong and Stephen Nedoroscik.

The week also included an update from 2022 U.S. champion Konnor McClain who announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday that a back injury would hold her out of this year’s Worlds.

"Unfortunately, I will not be participating in this year’s world selection camp in 2 weeks due to a back injury," wrote McClain in the post.

"Although this is very upsetting after such a successful year, I’m ready to come back next year stronger and healthier! i want to thank my family and coaches for all the support!"

From the vault…

This week, we look back at the Spanish women’s team on bars during qualifying at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Led on the uneven bars by Susana Garcia’s 9.700 score, the team finished fifth in the qualifying round, advancing to the women’s team final.

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