@Rotergirl -- Yeah, I saw that performance. I was just a little kid, but I remember it clearly.
Gabby Douglas had an incredible beam routine in the 2012 Olympics, too. I know she got a monster score on it in the team competition. It was like she had velcro on her feet to keep her on the beam.
I love watching balance beam routines. I'm usually torn between, "How did she do that?" and "She makes it look so easy!" when I know it's anything but.