Teen Skier Preps For Winter Olympics With Some Indoor Parkour, Makes It Look Like Child's Play

StoryfulNewsPublished: September 13, 201716 views
Published: September 13, 2017

Swiss skier Andri Ragettli is preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympics with an intense indoor parkour regime. Ragettli, age 19, shared a clip of himself leaping and bouncing across a gym in Zurich, Switzerland, on September 10 as he trains for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The intense balance-based obstacle course sees Ragettli overcome a variety of exercise balls and balance beams without touching the floor or losing his balance once. The workout looks more like American Ninja Warrior than anything you’d expect from an Olympian, but it makes sense for Ragettli. He’s a freestyle skier, which means his sport is more akin to the X Games than any traditional downhill skiing. He needs agility, balance, and core strength to flip and spin. Not only did Ragettli move from apparatus to apparatus flawlessly, he even flipped off some of them where he could:

And here we are, tripping over hairs on the floor and falling off our chairs in the office. To each their own, they say.

Ragettli’s clip had earned 1.2 million on Facebook and over 97,000 views on Instagram at the time of writing.

Wanna learn more about parkour? Check out this video, where the guys from LaFlairParkour tell you some of the action sport’s history and some of it’s most interesting features.

Credit: Gian Ragettli via Storyful

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