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23 Mind-Blowing Photos That Prove Olympic Athletes Are Superhuman

Just wow.

16/08/2016 16:15

This year’s Olympic games have had us glued to our TV screens - and it’s not just because team GB is swimming in medals. 

Oh no, we’ve been marvelling at some of the jaw-dropping feats of athleticism performed by this year’s Olympians - from Simone Biles’ powerful gymnastics routine to Aisen Chen and Yue Lin’s unfaltering synchronised dive. 

It doesn’t matter where they’re from, how old they are or even whether they’re male or female, these people are proving that with the right training and dedication, anyone can be a superhuman.

  • Simone Biles 19 (USA), Women's Gymnastics Beam
    Reuters
  • Michael Phelps 31 (USA), Men's 200m Butterfly Final
    Coppel/Newspix/REX/Shutterstock
  • Yang Wang 16 (CHN), Women's Gymnastics Beam
    DDP USA/REX/Shutterstock
  • Xiang Yanmei 24 (CHN), Women's Weightlifting
    DDP USA/REX/Shutterstock
  • Anqi Xu 24 (CHN) And Simona Pop 27 (ROU), Fencing
    DDP USA/REX/Shutterstock
  • Manrique Larduet 20 (CUB), Men's Gymnastics Rings
    Ramalho/AGIF/REX/Shutterstock
  • Fabio Basile 21 (ITA), Men's 66kg Judo Final
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  • Aisen Chen 20 and Yue Lin 25 (CHN), Men's Synchronized 10m Platform
    de Paula/AGIF/REX/Shutterstock
  • Nicolas Laprovittola 26 (ARG), Men's Basketball
    REUTERS
  • Hannah Mills 28 (GBR), Women's Sailing 470 Class
    DDP USA/REX/Shutterstock
  • Basketball presentation during interval between Spain and the United States
    Andrey/AGIF/REX/Shutterstock
  • Roman Vlasov 25 (RUS) And Kim Hyeon-Woo 27 (KOR), Men's Greco-Roman 75kg Wrestling
    Reuters
  • Laura Trott 24, Joanna Rowsell-Shand 27, Elinor Barker 21 and Katie Archibald 22 (GB) Women's Cycling Team Pursuit
    SWpix.com/REX/Shutterstock
  • Luis Joel Castro 25 (PUR), Men's High Jump
    Getty Images
  • David Andersen 36 (AUS), Men's Basketball
    AP
  • Ma Long 27 (CHN), Men's Table Tennis
    AP
  • Mikhail Kuznetsov 28 (RUS) and Dmitry Larionov 30 (RUS), Men's Canoe Double (C2)
    Getty Images
  • Heidi Loke 33 (NOR), Women's Handball
    AP
  • Usain Bolt 29 (JAM), Men's 100m
    Getty Images
  • Merrill Moses 39 (USA), Men's Water Polo
    AFP/Getty Images
  • Francielle Rocha 24 (BRA), Women's Handball
    Getty Images
  • Pedro Pascual 19 (USA), Men's Sailing RS:X Class
    Getty Images
  • Fan Wang 22 (CHN), Women's Volleyball
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