Bernd Jäger

Bernd Jäger (born 18 November 1951 in Kahla) is a German former gymnast who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1]

Bernd Jäger
Country represented East Germany
Born (1951-11-18) 18 November 1951 (age 68)
Kahla, Germany
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
DisciplineArtistic gymnastics
ClubASK Vorwärts Potsdam

In the 1974 world championships in Varna, competing on horizontal bar, he first performed his forward sommersault starting from forward giant and ending in backward swing, named later Jägersalto. With this element, Jäger started the worldwide development of release elements on high bar, followed by innovations by Eberhard Gienger, Stoyan Delchev and others.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Bernd Jäger". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ Herholz, Eckhard (18 November 2011). "Bernd Jäger: Ein Turn-Erfinder wird 60!". Gymmedia. Retrieved 1 October 2015.