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Flexibility Is Underrated

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The flexibility of this figure skater’s body has our backs hurting just looking at it. This incredible backward flexibility shows just how hard it is to be a figure skater. Not even the toughest football players in the world could come close to this.

The figure skater behind the bend is Michelle Kwan. During the late ’90s, she was the face of figure skating in the United States. Graceful and gorgeous, it was impossible to deny her talent. When she retired in 2006 she had won five World Championships. Take that, Tom Brady!