It’s hard to quantify beyond “It’s faster, more athletic” etc. etc. I wasn’t aware of women’s basketball in 1972, but I sure as heck notice the difference between the WNBA in ’97 and the 2016 version. The women on the court regularly do things that rarely, if ever, happened on the court in the opening years of the W. But, how to capture the difference?
Then a Facebook post got me thinking, flashing back, and then sharing. So, I bring to you, for your enjoyment and comparison, two spectacular athletes who’ve changed, and are changing, their sport:
1972, Munich Olympics – Olga Korbut
2016, Proctor and Gamble Gymnastics Championships – Simone Biles