Ask anyone two years ago which athlete in the already stacked women’s field was the “next big thing,” and their answer would almost certainly be Hungary’s Laura Horvath. Horvath, who at the time was just 21 years old, was coming off a stunning performance at the Games that saw her win three events as a rookie en route to a 2nd place finish behind champion Tia-Clair Toomey.
Fast forward two years, and the journey for Horvath since her podium finish at the Games has been a rollercoaster of peaks and valleys that have slowed the hype train a little bit, but more importantly have made her overall finish largely depending on the prevalence of one movement and its variations: parallette handstand pushups.
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