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    Please Never Forget This Bonkers Moment From The 2012 Olympics

    How. How!!!

    So, let's rewind to 2012. It was the summer Olympics in London, and a phoenix presided over all.

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    All of the humans competing in events were basically superheroes, and the gymnasts were particularly memorable.

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    And one young woman, McKayla Maroney, blew everybody's goddamn minds with one of the best vaults we'd ever feasted our eyes on.

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    It was fucking incredible.

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    Even the run-up was exhilarating.

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    Let's see it again in slow-mo.

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    And look at that freaking seamless landing.

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    JESUS CHRIST ON A CRACKER, YOU KNOW?

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    YOU CAN TELL SHE KNOWS SHE DID GOOD.

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    REAL GOOD.

    And she DID. You could see it in the judges' faces.

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    Same.

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    SAME.

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