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Incredible gymnast is still performing at 91

Posted on Thursday, 6 July, 2017 | Comment icon 7 comments

Could you do this even at 41 ? Image Credit: YouTube / Little Big Shots / NBC
Johanna Quaas might look frail, but behind her elderly exterior lies a remarkable physical skill.
The 91-year-old retired gym teacher, who first competed in the sport all the way back in 1934, exhibits a remarkable level of physical fitness that puts many people half her age to shame.

On a recent episode of the US TV show "Little Big Shots", Quaas showed off her ageless talents by performing a routine on the parallel bars in front of a live audience, much to everyone's amazement.

Even four-time gold medalist Simone Bliss, who came on stage to give the 91-year-old a medal, had few words to describe how gobsmacked she was at the veteran gymnast's abilities.

"I hope I can even walk at 90 years old," she said. "She's amazing."

As for Quaas, she puts her remarkable skills down to keeping fit, despite her age.

"If you are fit, it is easier to master life," she said. "I do gymnastics to avoid being susceptible to falls and that is a good preventive tool. My face is old but my heart is young."

"Maybe the day I stop doing gymnastics is the day I die."

Source: Independent | Comments (7)

Tags: Gymnast

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Still Waters on 6 July, 2017, 18:55
Wow! she's incredible! All those years of being a gym teacher and keeping herself active has probably kept her agile in her old age, even so, she's just amazing. Very well done, she deserved that medal.
Comment icon #2 Posted by OverSword on 6 July, 2017, 19:00
Excuse me while I attempt to re-attach my jaw!
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 6 July, 2017, 19:15
Sign her up for the next Olympics!
Comment icon #4 Posted by King Giovanni on 6 July, 2017, 19:55
Loved it!
Comment icon #5 Posted by tcgram on 7 July, 2017, 2:16
Comment icon #6 Posted by The_V_Spirit on 7 July, 2017, 20:38
that's just absolutely wonderful! i love her spirit. With this she gives us hope and positive vibes
Comment icon #7 Posted by Captain Risky on 8 July, 2017, 1:41
...i will never watch gymnastics again.

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