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Incredible Video Shows Young Girl Smash Five Backflips In A Row

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Incredible Video Shows Young Girl Smash Five Backflips In A Row

While most of us can barely manage a roly-poly without breaking a sweat, this six-year-old girl can smash through five backflips in a row and still crack a smile straight after. Check out her incredible skills in the video below:

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As you can see in the clip, the little gymnast has some big skills, showing superb physical control and balance while performing complex continuous moves in which her body flips 360 degrees.

When she lands on her feet, the girl runs across the mat with a huge grin on her face - not only does she make it look easy, but also a helluva lot of fun.

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The videos were filmed by her proud mum in the city of Liupanshui in the south-western Chinese province of Guizhou.

Credit: Yang Zixuan/AsiaWire
Credit: Yang Zixuan/AsiaWire

According to local media, the mum introduced various sports, including gymnastics, to her daughter from a very young age after she expressed interest in all sorts of physical activities.

As well as gymnastics, the young athlete loves to do martial arts, another sport she excels in.

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Her mum says she has a knack for pro fighting, explaining that it didn't take long for her to pick up new skills despite only practising the sports for just over a year.

In another video, the girl can be seen pulling a variety of tricky moves, from cartwheels to backflips to somersaults - at one point she launches herself high into the air before landing on the mat.

A combination of hard work, dedication and discipline have proved successful and today the girl is able to learn advanced gymnast routines in just a few days.

She's clearly loving every second of it too, beaming and laughing after every move.

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I wouldn't be surprised if we see this girl competing in the Olympics in the years to come - watch this space.

Same goes for eight-year-old Paige Calendine - an athlete who, despite being born without legs, hasn't allowed this to halt her progress in gymnastics.

Credit: ABC6
Credit: ABC6

The youngster, who has always had a passion for the sport, having first gotten involved when she was just 18 months old, says that she doesn't see her disability as an obstacle.

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Speaking to ABC6, she said: "My parents signed me up to gymnastics because they wanted me to have body strength and then when I started I had a little struggle.

"But then I started getting better and when we go on these bars we started working on routines."

Since taking up gymnastics, Paige has been training with the Zanesville Gymnastics team in the city of Zanesville, Ohio.

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Similarly to the girl in the videos above, Paige is interested in all sorts of sports, as explained by her dad, Sean Calendine: "She wants to do cheerleading, she wants to swim, we've actually been thinking about archery.

"She talked about archery and stuff. We can't do that yet but it all just depends on if that affects gymnastics."

"The real world is not going to adapt to her, so we don't try to change any more than we have to."

What an inspirational girl.

Words by Daisy Phillipson

Topics: Sports, China, US

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