If you’ve never heard the name Daria Kondakova, you are missing out on some serious athleticism and talent. Daria is one of the most incredible rhythmic gymnasts in the world. This incredible performance involving a golden ball is proof.

Daria is a three-time world all-around silver medalist. She won her medals in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Although she is now retired, it’s one of her performances from 2011 that has left over 10 million people speechless.

The performance on the next page was from the qualification of 2011 World Championships in Montpellier, France. What makes rhythmic gymnastics different than traditional gymnastics is that it involves more dancing.

Daria starts the performance lying on the ground, she is donning an absolutely stunning gold uniform with her hair pulled back tight. Soon, she comes to life and is contorting her body while balancing a gold ball.

Continue to the next page to watch her mesmerizing performance that has stunned over 10 million people across the globe.

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