You'll Be Amazed By These Athletes Defying Gravity at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are further proof that human beings can do just about anything they put their minds to. Just look at Simone Biles' impressive Yurchenko double pike vault.

By Cydney Contreras Jul 28, 2021 10:30 PMTags
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Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos may have gone to the edge of space in their pricey rockets, but can they defy gravity out of sheer strength and determination like these Olympians? Didn't think so.

Since the July 23 Opening Ceremony, numerous world-class athletes have competed in their respective sports at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while viewers at home marveled over their strengths. Though the competitors make it seem easy, it's safe to say few people can jump and dive as effortlessly as these athletes.

And one doesn't need to look far to know that Olympians are akin to super-humans. Just look at Team Great Britain divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee as they gracefully dive into the pool, or fencers leaping off the ground. And don't even get us started on the gymnasts, who are doing more twists and turns than thought humanly possible.

So, while the Tokyo Games look different from year's past, the feats of these individuals continue to amaze and astonish, inspiring new generations of athletes who will defy gravity in their own time.

2020 Tokyo Olympics Candid Photos

To see these jaw-dropping moments in all their glory, check out the photos below!

Suni Lee
Alex Morgan
Nick Bruce
Kalidiatou Niakate
Tom Daley & Matty Lee
Liu Juan
Jordan Chiles
Jayson Tatum
Emma Jeffcoat
Italo Ferreira
Sarah Sponcil
Julius Kuhn
Yoandy Leal Hidalgo
Raul Entrerrios Rodriguez
Georgii Zantaraia & Adrian Gomboc
Luca Curatoli & Bongil Gu
Kwanghee Heo
Brody Malonecompetes
James Hall
Sunisa Lee
Edrice Femi Adebayo
Momiji Nishiya
Kohei Yamamoto
Nikita Nagornyy
David Powell

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