U of M gymnast goes flying after high bar breaks

MINNEAPOLIS - A Gopher gymnast is lucky to be OK after an equipment failure during practice sent him flying. 

Jalon Stephens, a member of the University of Minnesota's men's gymnastics team, was on the high bar Thursday in Cooke Hall when it suddenly collapsed, leaving him stranded in the air. 

Fellow teammate Zachary Liebler posted the scary video to twitter, saying Stephens "walked away unharmed."

 

The tweet even reached Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles who said she'd "quit" if something like that happened to her. 

 

 

Soon after the video was posted, Stephens himself posted on social media that he's doing OK.

 

 

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