Old Man Performs Perfect Back-Flip In Swimming Pool

NewsflarePublished: July 12, 201721,770 views
Published: July 12, 2017

When you think of your grandma or grandpa, odds are you don’t immediately think of their athletic prowess. Once you reach a certain age, the stereotype holds that you “slow down” and stop taking as many risks for fear of falling and injuring yourself. But one grandpa didn’t quite qualify as such - and he’s proving just how fearless he is!

Now this is impressive! An awesome video has emerged of a 71-year-old man performing a perfect backflip in a pool in Kansas, USA. The footage, shot in August 2016, shows two men lifting this older man up and launching him into the air to allow him to complete a full flip before landing back into the pool. How is this even possible? This older man has so much balance, most of us would have fallen before the flip even occurred. This is so awesome to see! Not only is he impressive when it comes to keeping his balance, but wow, the amount of height he gets on the flip, he looks like a professional gymnast. Inside the pool, the older man hops up into the outstretched hands of the three men. He stands on their hands but crouches lower to get his balance.

Other swimmers, including a few small kids, look on in awe and are probably more than a little nervous. The older man is then being hoisted up into the air by three younger men.The grandpa balances himself by putting his hands on two of the younger guys’ heads. Then, they count to three - and launch the older man backwards, high into the air. The older man manages to get enough height in his launch to perform a flawless, complete backflip into the pool! We are awe-stricken and we only wish to be as agile and energetic as this grandpa.
Was this man a gymnast in his younger years? It definitely looks like it from watching this video. Hopefully he was okay after making the back flip! Everyone around him was so happy to see him pull this off. Some of us younger folks can't even do a back flip like this! What's even better is that we get to see the flip in slow motion too, so awesome! This 71-year-old man definitely deserves a huge round of applause!

Speaking of folks who prove that age is just a number, you should check out this 91-year-old-gymnast.The footage, shot on June 6, shows Johanna Quaas raising herself on the parallel bars with incredible ease at the Internationales Deutsches Turnfest Berlin competition. Quaas used to be a sport teacher and still trains daily practicing gymnastics and swimming. During the 1960s in former GDR she trained gymnasts who were selected for 1964 Summer Olympics. So impressive!

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