Ode to the Yang Bo Leap

Such a beautiful skill, the Yang Bo leap always takes my breath away.  When a photographer captures it at the right moment, this amazing skill almost transcends reality with the gymnast floating in the air; her legs extended with those exquisite lines, as if she’s about to leap through time and space into a world of pure perfection; her back arched and her head tilted back, displaying her confidence in this wonderful skill for the rest of us to admire…  Many would love to see this skill more often, yet only a few gymnasts have competed with it, mostly Chinese gymnasts. Some of those gymnasts don’t regularly include this skill in their routine. Tan Sixin debut it at the Chinese Nationals in 2011, only to take it out a few month later. Currently, this unicorn of skills is consistently performed by one person only, it’s a fixture and a must-see of her routine, and her name is Wu Liufang (pictured). 

(Photo Source:阿绛85)

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