Zlata - The Super Elastic Human Being

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Most of us are not even flexible enough to clasp our hands together at the back, so you can just imagine how elastic your body would have to be, to fit inside a tiny refrigerator, a feat that contortionist Zlata seems to accomplish with extreme ease.

The young Russian girl realized that she had a special talent when she was just four years old. When a pre-school teacher asked the class to create a bridge, by standing on their hands and feet with their backs arched, she outshone all her classmates.

Diagnosed with a rare condition that makes her joints extra pliable, Zlata initially used her unusual skills to become a world class gymnast. However, the goddess of flexibility soon realized that she prefered being a contortionist and joined a circus, where she performed for a number of years. The twenty-four year old now resides in Germany, spending her days either training or performing at shows all over the world.

The 5ft. 9in tall athlete is so pliable that she can fit inside a 50 sq.cm box. However, her most favorite move is to bend her body backwards at a perfect 90-degree angle - whereby she appears to cut herself into half so that her hands touch her heels! Simply amazing!

sources: Dailymail.co.uk,mopo.ca

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955 Comments
  • maireSaturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:45 pm
    What?! This is CRAZY! All I can do is handstands!
    • ChristinaFriday, May 3, 2019 at 9:37 pm
      She is so cool
      • NameThursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:58 am
        What is her last name?
        • joceMonday, March 4, 2019 at 6:26 am
          cool
          • allyThursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:52 am
            wow!!!
            • EmmaWednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2:41 pm
              She is so flexible
              • GymnastMonday, January 28, 2019 at 9:30 am
                How can she do that. I can only touch my toes to my head but not that far. I am not even flexible. But I want to be in gymnastics so so so so so so so bad😟
                • olimpia5223
                  olimpia5223Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 3:34 am
                  That is Crazy. Like out of this world crazy.
                  • ajg16
                    ajg16Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:04 pm
                    Whoaa, yeaa I can not do that. Not even close 😲😺
                    • android7
                      android7Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:23 pm
                      Amazing!