Gymnastics is one of the most disciplined sports on the planet. It requires a tremendous amount of practice, agility, determination, resilience and training. So when you see anyone performing a gymnastics routine on television at a world event – whatever the discipline – you know that they’ve had to work super hard.
And so it is with the remarkable talent that is Russian gymnast Daria Kondkova. She’s the Russian World Champion in rhythmic gymnastics and when you see her perform, you’ll instantly see why. She’s very special indeed.
This routine comes from the 2011 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships that was held in Montpellier, France. It’s the ‘ball’ discipline – one of the hardest for any competitor to master. But to see the expert way she handles, throws, catches, dribbles and balances the ball while dancing… It’s just incredible. Such immense talent.
You have to see this: