In the World Games, Acrobatic Gymnastics is one of the much-awaited events. It showcases nothing but a spectacle of high-caliber athletes who come to stun the world with their heart-stopping routines.
Then there’s the elite event- the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships.
The first world championships were first held back in 1974, since then, the event has been amazing people on a global scale.
In the AWGC, gymnasts’ do high-flying moves during jaw-dropping routines, with only the best making it into the top three.
This trio from Ukraine pulls off unbelievable stunts.
Their heart-stopping routine earned them third place in the fierce competition. Some of these moves hurt just watching!
Competitors in the AWGC are the best of the best.
During the 22nd AWGC back in 2010, Kateryna Kalyta, Nataliya Vinnyk, and Luliia Odintsova stole the show with their remarkable performance that left the crowd breathlessly.
They kick things off by doing some intense dance moves.
Then suddenly, at about 0:30 seconds into the video, the acrobatics begin when two of the girls send the third flying into a double backflip.
Flying without wings, this trio is absolutely incredible!
From there, one of the gymnasts goes into the splits and the other two begin climbing on top of her to make a tower. Once the second girl is in place and on the shoulders of the first, the third girl climbs up both of them and onto the very top.
This is flexibility at its finest.
The woman on top shows an incredible display of flexibility and balance and it is really out of this world! And yes, she’s doing it while on top of the other two.
They go back to dancing to build up the pace.
The smallest of the three shows of beautifully daring aerial maneuvers.
Timing is critical in this kind of routine.
With just one wrong move from any of them, all of them could be seriously injured.
Then 1:40 into the video, they get into position and repeatedly flip their teammate through the air. They flip her every which way before landing her perfectly onto her feet once again.
These talented women are on a different level.
They showcase their brilliance when it comes to teamwork, strength, and balance. That’s when the girls begin climbing onto each other, this time in a different and more difficult formation.
The gymnast on the bottom supports the second girl with her knees, while the third girl puts all her weight on the second girl’s leg and perfectly balances on her stretched-out limb.
The crowd gives all the love and appreciation back to the trio as they shower them with loud cheers and unending rounds of applause.
The team from Ukraine received 3rd place for the brilliant routine, which left many people with the same question.
It left a lot of people wondering what the 1st and 2nd place teams delivered.
At first, I thought there was no way any team could do better, that’s until I watched the 1st place performance by Russia and was blown away. One thing that makes them stand out is the size of their tumbler who was much smaller than the Ukrainian tumbler.
Her smaller stature gave her the ability to fly higher than the rest, and that won them first place.
Though Russia took 1st place, Ukraine got more love from the online community.
While the Russian team went viral with over eight million views and 10,000 likes, the team from Ukraine got much more.
Ukraine’s performance at the AWCG has been viewed over 31 million times!
The prestigious event always brings the best athletes around the world!
They risk injury with their dangerous moves, all for a chance to be the world champs and we can’t get enough of it.
Hopefully, once the pandemic is over, we get to see sports events like this again.
Watch the risky yet stunning performance of the Ukraine team in the video below.
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