Gymnast Nearly Killed By Safety Net

A young circus gymnast is recovering in a Moscow hospital after a tragic accident was triggered by the safety net designed to save her. Darya Kuzmina, aged 21, plunged onto the safety net during her tightrope act, expecting to be ricocheted back into the air, only to fall straight through it. As she dives down headfirst onto the net, it breaks under her weight and she clatters to the ground, resulting in a 90-foot fall and massive injuries. Head of the circus Juriy Nikulin confirmed that the girl was "