Do you know much about Rhythmic Gymnastics? Nah, me neither. Apparently, it’s a kind of dance routine that involves clubs, hoops, balls, ribbons, and ropes. It’s no picnic though; Supreme strength, power, flexibility, agility, dexterity, endurance and hand-eye coordination are all needed to even participate!
This is Daria Kondakova. She is a Russian World Champion in rhythmic gymnastics. Over the years she has gained quite a reputation for flamboyant and skillful routines. This one is certainly no different. Using a rubber ball, she performs a breathtaking dance which seems to defy the laws of physics. She utilizes the ball to great effect, gracefully bounding around the mat with the sorts of skills that Kobe Bryant would be envious of.
Not only is this routine remarkable on the eye, it must have taken so much hard work to perfect. But it all pays off, as Daria pulls out an impeccable performance.