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Old 08-11-2016, 04:08 PM
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One problem I can foresee with the Moon Olympics (inside a pressurised arena, of course) is that for the same effort you jump higher and longer, but still land with the same force. During this long ballistic curve you will have plenty of time to do somersaults, tumble, and do impressive manoeuvres of that kind; in fact they would be unavoidable. Mis-time your tumble and you could land on your head, or your neck.

Long jump and high jump would share many characteristics with competitive gymnastics, and you'd get extra points for landing gracefully without breaking your ankle or neck. Remember that your inertia remains the same on the moon, despite weighing much less.