Gymnast jumps through hula hoop in mid-air split for the ‘first time ever’

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Gymnasts really are amazing athletes, capable of doing incredible things with their bodies. They can pull off feats of strength, stamina, and balance that make them the envy of everyone else. There are some incredible videos out there showing off gymnastic skills, but this next example might well be the most impressive one yet.

This week, a video of a gymnast attempting an incredible jump right through a hula-hoop - a stunt which has apparently never been done before - has gone viral on social media, due to the man's unexpected skills, and the fact that he seemed to pull it off effortlessly.

Take a look at the incredible maneouver in the video below: 
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The video in question was allegedly filmed on January 13, and shows 30-year-old London-based circus performer and gymnast Andrew Price nailing the mid-air split on his third attempt. What's even more impressive is that, according to Andrew, this kind of stunt doesn't even have a name yet, since it's never been attempted by anyone else before.

The video first shows Andrew getting into position along with two partners, one of whom throws a hula hoop at him horizontally. Andrew then jumps up and quickly performs a mid-air split (also known as a straddle) to slide sideways through the hoop and land nimbly on his feet. Pretty impressive, no?

Recently, an Olympic gymnast shared this footage of her baby's first backflip: 
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It really is amazing to see people do tricks like this, and maybe it will convince other people to get into gymnastics as a form of exercise. However, it might take a heck of a lot of practice before you ever get to Andrew's level, and it's probably best to build up to a stunt like this gradually, rather than rely on beginners' luck.

Gymnast jumps through hula hoop in mid-air split for the ‘first time ever’

vt-author-image

By VT

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Gymnasts really are amazing athletes, capable of doing incredible things with their bodies. They can pull off feats of strength, stamina, and balance that make them the envy of everyone else. There are some incredible videos out there showing off gymnastic skills, but this next example might well be the most impressive one yet.

This week, a video of a gymnast attempting an incredible jump right through a hula-hoop - a stunt which has apparently never been done before - has gone viral on social media, due to the man's unexpected skills, and the fact that he seemed to pull it off effortlessly.

Take a look at the incredible maneouver in the video below: 
[[jwplayerwidget||https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/ojdHvRLw-sKUnNGKf.mp4||ojdHvRLw]]

The video in question was allegedly filmed on January 13, and shows 30-year-old London-based circus performer and gymnast Andrew Price nailing the mid-air split on his third attempt. What's even more impressive is that, according to Andrew, this kind of stunt doesn't even have a name yet, since it's never been attempted by anyone else before.

The video first shows Andrew getting into position along with two partners, one of whom throws a hula hoop at him horizontally. Andrew then jumps up and quickly performs a mid-air split (also known as a straddle) to slide sideways through the hoop and land nimbly on his feet. Pretty impressive, no?

Recently, an Olympic gymnast shared this footage of her baby's first backflip: 
[[jwplayerwidget||https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/jYhao6qw-sKUnNGKf.mp4||jYhao6qw]]

It really is amazing to see people do tricks like this, and maybe it will convince other people to get into gymnastics as a form of exercise. However, it might take a heck of a lot of practice before you ever get to Andrew's level, and it's probably best to build up to a stunt like this gradually, rather than rely on beginners' luck.