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Competitive dad tries to copy daughter’s gymnastic moves—and it isn’t pretty

He’s teaching his daughter a valuable lesson.


Austin Powell


Published Nov 22, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 1:14 pm CDT

Parents take great comfort in being able to keep up with their kids, whether it’s with their math homework or, in the case of this proud father, gymnastics. 

The dad in the following home video compilation tries to complete all of the same moves as his daughter, even on the balance beam. You have to appreciate his effort, if not his form, especially on those backflips. But he’s teaching his daughter a lesson on the value of persistence—and safety, ’cause he’s making good use of all those mats.  

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*First Published: Nov 22, 2016, 11:24 am CST