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Watching women compete live in elite gymnastics is thrilling, but the still camera captures what the moving camera cannot: the incredible flexibility of these world-class athletes. Spines arch, feet flex, ribcages expand, and legs split apart in mind-boggling ways. Never doubt how powerful and awe-inpsiring women can be.

Canada's Rose Woo, with her hips over her head and her feet in a different zip code and time zone.
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Wang Yan of China is almost head over heels.
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South Korea's Lee Goim takes flight.
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Germany's Pauline Schaefer gets bent out of shape.
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Netherlands' Eythora Thorsdottir leans in.
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Simone Biles of the United States gets ready to flip out.
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U.S. gymnast Laurie Hernandez gets a leg up on the competition.
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It's a reach for Poland's Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska.
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France's Louise Vanhille bends over backwards for Rio.
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