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Now that's confidence! Argentinian gymnast does aerial somersaults while holding his boys

Argentina, Don Torcuato
February 14, 2020 at 23:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Argentinean gymnast Federico Molinari shares his passion for gymnastics with his four and two-year-old sons, Valentino and Ciro, in a spectacular manner. The children accompany him to the gymnasium in Don Torcuato and he does somersaults while hugging them.

Footage recorded on Friday at the Federico Molinari School show Molinari doing several jumps with his children.

"It's a different way of showing gymnastics, of showing that it's a very entertaining sport for kids," explained Molinari, adding that he sees it as "a very nice way of sharing a passion."

About the possible concerns for the well-being of the children, Molinari emphasised that he takes all the necessary precautions since "the most important thing is to take care of their head, to have it tightly pressed against my shoulder so that they do not have, let's say, sudden movements with their neck during the jumps."

Molinari's wife and mother of the children, former gymnast Paula Cancio, said that at first, she was afraid, but that they take "all the precautions" and her husband is trained for this.

Molinari published the video of the first somersault performed with Valentino in his Instagram account @fdmolinari on January 19, 2016, when the baby was six months old.

The gymnast won a bronze medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima and participated in the 2012 London Olympics.

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Argentinean gymnast Federico Molinari shares his passion for gymnastics with his four and two-year-old sons, Valentino and Ciro, in a spectacular manner. The children accompany him to the gymnasium in Don Torcuato and he does somersaults while hugging them.

Footage recorded on Friday at the Federico Molinari School show Molinari doing several jumps with his children.

"It's a different way of showing gymnastics, of showing that it's a very entertaining sport for kids," explained Molinari, adding that he sees it as "a very nice way of sharing a passion."

About the possible concerns for the well-being of the children, Molinari emphasised that he takes all the necessary precautions since "the most important thing is to take care of their head, to have it tightly pressed against my shoulder so that they do not have, let's say, sudden movements with their neck during the jumps."

Molinari's wife and mother of the children, former gymnast Paula Cancio, said that at first, she was afraid, but that they take "all the precautions" and her husband is trained for this.

Molinari published the video of the first somersault performed with Valentino in his Instagram account @fdmolinari on January 19, 2016, when the baby was six months old.

The gymnast won a bronze medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima and participated in the 2012 London Olympics.

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