Gymnasts in TV

In December I had to write about a tragic accident at the German tv show ‘Wetten, dass…?’ (Wanna Bet?). Samuel Koch, a former gymnast, is still paralyzed from the neck downwards after he fell doing a somersault over a moving car. Even Ronny Ziesmer, the paraplegic former German gymnast, who’s been in an accident in preparation for the 2004 Olympics, offered his help.

Last weekend, the first episode of the popular show after the terrible accident was broadcast in German television. And again a gymnast, Andreas Runckel (18), participated and bet he could turn bulbs in while standing in a handstand on a ladder. He not only won his bet but was also elected ‘bet champion’ and got a brandnew Audi A1.

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