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handstand

  • n  the act of supporting yourself by your hands alone in an upside down position

  • A last warning before Karl Wallenda fell to his death When Karl Wallenda was a boy in Germany, the story goes, he answered an ad asking for someone who could do a handstand.
  • Back-flipping to the ground, he scrambles atop a wall, and, after somersaulting off that, bounds onto a ledge before leaping to the ground again, landing in a perfect handstand.
  • Zhang Gongli stacks four, six, eight chairs, one balanced on another, and does a handstand on the top of the pyramid.
News & Articles

  • Jason Derulo: iHeartRadio Handstand!
    Jason Derulo whips out a handstand on stage at the 2013 iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party Presented by Visit Florida held at Fontainebleau’s BleauLive in Miami, Fla., on Saturday afternoon (June 29). The 23-year-old singer flew cross country earlier in the day after performing at the BET Experience in Los Angeles. “Just landed in miami still [...]
    July 1, 2013 - Just Jared Jr.
Quotes

  • Andy Roddick in WJLA
    We use all of our senses. ...... We're trying to see a ball moving at 100-and-whatever miles an hour,Roddick said. "As long as it's in the framework of being respectful, then I'm all for it. You can do a handstand if you want."
  • Jason Akermanis in Sydney Morning Herald
    One of the things that came up from a few, not all but just a few, is that they thought the handstand was a bit individual,Akermanis told the Nine Network's The Footy Show. "So unfortunately it seems the handstand is dead, it's no more."
  • Nastia Liukin in USA Today
    I can't really tell you what happened,Liukin said. "I've never really done that before and hope I won't do it again. At one point, I'm falling over, my legs came up and the next thing I knew, I was in a handstand."

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