FIG should improve Vault landing mats

Does anyone have statistics on this?

I feel certain we are seeing more severe injuries on Vault landings, on average, than on any other apparatus.

Injured at the French International this past weekend, Olympians Janine Berger (Germany) and Kristian Thomas (Great Britain) will be undergoing full diagnoses as soon as possible after they return home, spokespersons from their respective federations told IG on Monday.

Both gymnasts were injured on vault during Saturday’s qualification at the French International, a World Cup event in La Roche-Sur-Yon. …


I’d recommend FIG require a mat more like the safer one used by Trampoline sports on double-mini.

Eurotramp Double-Minitramp landing mat

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