Eighty-six-year-old Johanna Quaas, the oldest active gymnast in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records attends the annual review show ‘Menschen 2012’ (People of 2012) aired on the public television broadcasting station ZDF in Munich, on Dec. 2. Below, Quaas at a recent training session. (Photo:MARC MUELLER/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas comforts a crying second-placed Russia’s gymnast Victoria Komova after she won the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final. Make it a pair of golds for Douglas, who added another gold to the one she won with the U.S. team two nights ago.
Hannah Whelan of Great Britain competes on the balance beam in the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Click through for more of the day’s best Olympic photos.
This photo taken on May 14 shows Jonathan Horton of the US Olympic Gymnastics team posing for pictures during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit in Dallas, Texas. Portraits of the U.S. Olympic team taken by AFP photographer Joe Klamar have raised controversy in the media and on the internet. Klamar’s work has been criticized for using awkward poses, wrong lens and lighting.
We can’t do this. Can you? Students stretch during a training session at a gymnastic course at Shenyang Sports School in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China. Some 60 students, between the ages of 6 to 15, undergo a nine-year gymnastics program which includes foundation courses and gymnastic training courses at Shenyang Sports School, and those who are outstanding may be selected to join the national team.
Don’t lose your head Epke Zonderland of the Netherlands performs on the horizontal bar in the men’s artistic qualification round during the International Gymnastics competition in east London January 10, 2012. The competition is the second and final chance for gymnasts to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
A balancing act Gymnast McKayla Maroney poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood on Wednesday in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for USOC)