Blind Landing

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Blind Landing

Publisher: Ari Saperstein

Critic Rating: 5.0/5

Description

At the 2000 Summer Olympics, the greatest gymnasts in the world gathered in Sydney, Australia in pursuit of their ultimate prize: gold in the women's gymnastics All-Around final. But in the midst of the competition, something inexplicable and unprecedented happened that derailed the event –– a mistake that changed the gymnasts' lives forever. Through original interviews with Olympic gymnasts, coaches and officials, Blind Landing reveals the untold true story of one of the biggest mistakes in Olympic history. In our new two-part follow-up, "A Look At Safety In Gymnastics", gymnasts who competed at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 talk about the current state of safet...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Keelin - Mentally? A Magpie. - Jul 30, 2021

"This podcast is an excellent example of true crime vibes without being true crime. Full of suspense, this podcast has exceptional forward momentum."

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Score: 4.9

Wendy J. Fox - PodcastReview.org - Jul 28, 2021

"The first-person voices that Saperstein includes are one of the best features of the podcast, and it is these personal stories that build the show’s narrative arc. Condensed into five short episodes, Blind Landing is a thoughtful exploration of a decades-old scandal."

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Score: 5

Emma Dibdin - New York Times - Jul 20, 2021

"This compelling new investigative podcast series tells the little-known true story of one of the biggest mistakes in Olympic history."

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