Amazing Gymnastics Photos

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Deng Linlin (China) competes a back handspring on beam

Chinese gymnast Deng Linlin on the beam at the 2010 Asian Games
(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Deng Linlin (China) competes a back handspring on beam. © Jamie McDonald / Getty Images

Gymnastics is an amazing display of what the human body is capable of. Because of this photographers love to capture this sport in action. Here some of the most beautiful, daring and difficult gymnastics skills are showcased in these photographs.

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Kohei Uchimura (Japan) does an incredibly high Kovacs

The 2009 world all-around champion, Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura, competes on high bar
(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Kohei Uchimura (Japan) on high bar at the 2009 worlds. © Clive Rose; Getty Images

Uchimura wons the 2009 world all-around title.

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Yvonne Tousek (Canada) on beam

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Yvonne Tousek (Canada) on beam. © 2008 Steve Lange

 Yvonne Tousek shows incredible skill on the beam.

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Fabian Leimlehner (Austria) on parallel bars

Gymnast Fabian Leimlehner competes on the parallel bars at the 2009 Worlds in London
(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Fabian Leimlehner (Austria) on parallel bars at the 2009 worlds. © Clive Rose / Getty Images

 Fabian Leimlehner masters the parallel bars.

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Bridget Sloan (USA) doing a layout on beam

Gymnast Bridget Sloan on beam at the 2009 US national (Visa) championships
(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Bridget Sloan at the 2009 US nationals. © Ronald Martinez / Getty Images

More on Bridget Sloan

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Shantessa Pama (USA) doing a jam on the uneven bars

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Shantessa Pama (USA) doing a jam on the uneven bars. © 2008 Steve Lange

More Shantessa Pama Photographs

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Liu Xuan (China) performs a sky-high Shushunova on floor at the Sydney Olympics

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Liu Xuan (China) performs a sky-high Shushunova on floor at the Sydney Olympics. © 2008 Steve Lange

 Here Liu Xuan seems to be caught mid-flight in this stunning photo.

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Acrobatic gymnasts at the 2008 Olympic Gymnastics Gala

Gymnasts perform acrobatic (acro) gymnastics at the 2008 Olympic gymnastics gala
(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Acro gymnasts at the 2008 Olympic gymnastics gala. © Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

Acrobatic gymnastics (acro) is not an Olympic sport but is competed in the United States and internationally.

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Emma Jay (USA) does her ball routine at the 2005 US Nationals

Emma Jay (USA) does her ball routine at the 2005 US Nationals. © Brian Bahr / Getty Images

Emma Jay twists herself into this stunning ball routine. 

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Monette Russo (Australia) does a Rulfova (full-twisting swing down) on beam

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Monette Russo (Australia) does a Rulfova (full-twisting swing down) on beam. © 2008 Steve Lange

 Monette Russo performs a full-twisting swing down on the beam.

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David Eaton (Great Britain) does a high-flying release move on the high bar

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) David Eaton (Great Britain) does a release move on the high bar. © Mike Hewitt / Getty

 David Eaton takes flight on the high bar.

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Nastia Liukin (USA) does an Ono pirouette on one arm on uneven bars

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Nastia Liukin (USA) does an Ono pirouette on one arm on uneven bars. © 2008 Steve Lange

More Nastia Liukin Photos

Nastia Liukin Bio

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Ivana Hong (USA) performing an overshoot from the high bar to the low bar

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Ivana Hong (USA) performing an overshoot from the high bar to the low bar. © Jeff Gross / Getty

 Ivana Hong performing an overshoot. 

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Shayla Worley (USA) does a dive roll on floor

Shayla Worley (USA) does a dive roll on floor. Photo © Frank Law

 Shayla Worley performs a popular move called a dive roll. 

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Xiao Yiming (China) performs a ring leap with the hoop

Xiao Yiming (China) competes hoop at the 2008 Olympic Test Event. © China Photos / Getty Images

 Xiao Yiming showcases the forms a body can take during a gymnastic performance. 

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Sasha Artemev (USA) doing a flair on the pommel horse

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Sasha Artemev (USA) doing a flair on the pommel horse. © Jed Jacobsohn / Getty

 Sasha Artemev masters the pommel horse. 

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Xin Zhang (China) dismounts off the balance beam with a double pike

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Xin Zhang (China) dismounts off the balance beam with a double pike. © Greg Trott / Getty Images

photography allows us to catch Xin Zhang mid-dismount, showing the incredible skill it takes to hold such shapes in the air. 

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Danell Leyva (USA) does a layout Kovacs

Danell Leyva competes on high bar at the 2009 World Championships in London
(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Danell Leyva (USA). © Clive Rose / Getty Images

Danell Leyva performs a layout.

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Jennifer Parilla (USA) performs on the trampoline

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Jennifer Parilla (USA) performs on the trampoline. © Jamie Squire / Getty

 This trampoline performance was  given by Jennifer Parilla. 

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Heather Mann (Great Britain) performs a scale with the ball

Heather Mann (Great Britain) performs a scale with the ball. © Mike Hewitt / Getty Images

 Heather Mann appears statuesque in this performance. 

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Jason Gatson (USA) on the parallel bars

Jason Gatson (USA) on the parallel bars. © 2008 Steve Lange

Jason Gatson performs with immense strength.

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Yekaterina Serebrianskaya (Ukraine) posing at the end of her clubs routine

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Yekaterina Serebrianskaya (Ukraine) posing at the end of her clubs routine. © 2008 Steve Lange

 The end of a routine allows gymnasts like Yekaterina Serebrianskaya a perfect moment to pose. ​

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Amanda Bailey (USA) performing on the trampoline high above the judges

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Amanda Bailey (USA) performing on the trampoline high above the judges. © Jeff Gross / Getty

 Amanda Bailey flies in the air before the judges. 

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Nastia Liukin (USA) performing a layout step-out on the balance beam

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Nastia Liukin (USA) performing a layout step-out on the balance beam. © Jed Jacobsohn / Getty

More Nastia Liukin Photos

Nastia Liukin Bio

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Sho Nakamori (USA) performs a Kolman -- a full-twisting double flip over the bar

Sho Nakamori (USA) performs a Kolman -- a full-twisting double flip over the bar. © Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images

 Sho Nakamori mid flip. 

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The Bulgarian Group performs their ball and hoop routine

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) The Bulgarian Group performs their ball and hoop routine. © Ian Waldie / Getty

This Bulgarian group performs a ball and hoop routine totally in sync with each other. 

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Cheng Fei (China) keeps good form during her vault

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Cheng Fei (China) keeps good form during her vault. © 2008 Steve Lange

This photographer caught Cheng Fei mid vault. 

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Bulgarian gymnast Jordan Jovtchev doing a Maltese strength move on rings

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Bulgarian gymnast Jordan Jovtchev doing a Maltese strength move on rings. © 2008 Steve Lange

 Jordan Jovtchev shows his upper body strength with this move. 

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Wang Lijia (China) performs an amazing jump with the rope

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Wang Lijia (China) performs an amazing jump with the rope. © Ian Waldie / Getty

This image of Wang Lijia seems almost like a painting.  

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Daisuke Nakano (Japan) competes on floor

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Daisuke Nakano (Japan) competes on floor. © Ezra Shaw / Getty

 Floor routines like Daisuke Nakano offer stunning photo opportunities. 

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Svetlana Boguinskaya (Belarus) doing a split leap on the balance beam

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Svetlana Boguinskaya (Belarus) doing a split leap on the balance beam. © 2008 Steve Lange

More Leap Photos

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Svetlana Khorkina (Russia) performing her floor routine

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Svetlana Khorkina (Russia) performing her floor routine. © 2008 Steve Lange

 Svetlana Khorkina brings grace and strength to her floor routines. 

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Cheng Yibing (China) performs a vault well above the horse

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Cheng Yibing (China) performs a vault well above the horse. © Jeff Gross / Getty

 Cheng Yibing leaps high above the horse. 

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Alina Kabaeva showing amazing flexibility (and smiling!)

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Alina Kabaeva showing amazing flexibility (and smiling!). © 2008 Steve Lange

 Gymnastics like Alina Kabaeva highlight just how flexible the human body can be. 

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Marian Dragulescu (Romania) doing a straddle cut on parallel bars

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Marian Dragulescu (Romania) doing a straddle cut on parallel bars. © 2008 Steve Lange

 Marian Dragulescu straddles the parallel bars. 

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The Russian Group performing their ribbon routine

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) The Russian Group performing their ribbon routine. © 2008 Steve Lange

 Ribbon routines are particularly popular with the audience. 

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Alexei Nemov (Russia) doing a planche on floor

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Alexei Nemov (Russia) doing a planche on floor. © 2008 Steve Lange

 Alexei Nemov shows incredible form during this planche.

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Shin Soo Ji (South Korea) performs a beautiful leap with the rope

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Shin Soo Ji (South Korea) performs a beautiful leap with the rope. © China Photos / Getty

 Shin Soo Ji leaps to a stunning shape. 

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Hiroyuki Tomita (Japan) dismounts from the high bar

(Amazing Gymnastics Photos) Hiroyuki Tomita (Japan) dismounts from the high bar. © 2008 Steve Lange

 Hiroyuki Tomita high-flying flying dismount.