Group Rhythmic Gymnastics is Kind of Amazing

I’m not even joking when I say that out of all of the things I saw at the Olympics, this is the event that impressed me the most.  The things they do with the ball are absolutely nuts.  I was watching a routine the other day where one girl tossed it (while also doing a flip) to another who did a cartwheel and kicked it out of the air to a third who caught it while spinning.  Then later on one of them somersaulted and threw a ball to three others who twirled and came together to all at once simultaneously catch it between each of their left feet.  I can’t even fathom how much practice and precision it takes to get something like that nailed down.

There aren’t a lot of clips of this sport available on youtube, but here’s the most impressive one I could find.  Check out what happens at the 39 second mark; just silly.

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