Eberhard Gienger turned 60 today! Happy Birthday!
The German gymnast not only won gold on high bar at the 1974 Worlds, the Olympic bronze medal in 1976 and several European and National titles but also performed the so called “Gienger” (it’s Gienger NOT Geinger!) which is a very popular D-element on UB (on the women’s side). Since then he’s always been involved in the sport and sometimes still likes to get his grips on.
Here’s a nice interview and report on his life (it’s from today). Click play or watch it on YouTube:
fun factor: Actually, Eberhard Gienger wanted to perfom a Deltchev but did it the wrong way – that’s how he invented the Gienger.