Senior Gymnast Will Blow Your Mind!

Posted by: Jeanette |

July 29, 2012 |

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86 YEAR OLD Johanna Quaas is a true inspiration to all of us as she is spending her days tumbling, spinning and twirling on the gym floor and on the parallel bars no less! Wa-hoo–LOVE her!

Just recently, Cottbus, Germany hosted the 2012 Cottbus World Cup where Quaas performed her exhibition routine on the floor and on the parallel bars. Although the 86 year old has won 11 medals in senior gymnastics competitions, she ultimately just continues to practice “for fun.”

We doubt that this lovely white-haired athlete sat around at home watching TV all day when she was younger. In fact, in 1954, Quaas was a member of the handball team that took the Eastern German Championship! Today, she continues to astonish audiences in events across the globe.

Stories like these that make us feel like we should detach ourselves from our computer screens and go outside and do some push ups or something!

Thanks to the Wonder of You for sharing this great story!

Did your jaw drop like mine did when you saw what this amazing senior can do? Age is just a number!

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4 Responses to “Senior Gymnast Will Blow Your Mind!”

  1. Clare says:

    Jeanette, where do you find these stories? This is such a perfect posting during this time of the olympics. This woman deserves more gold medals.

    • Jeanette says:

      Yes Clare, when I saw this story I was so thrilled. Gymnastics is one of my favorite events in the olympics and now I have a whole new perspective of what’s possible as we age!

  2. Rhonda Willis says:

    What a kick! I can not believe my eyes, Jeanette. I agree she is one amazing senior.

    • Jeanette says:

      Hi Rhonda, Would be nice to have her come and give us all a special performance sometime! What a great event that would be for the senior center. I would want a front row seat!

“A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it’s because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.” ~ Dorthea Kent

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