Gymnastics

This Harry Potter Gymnastics Performance Needs a 10/10

If there’s one thing I love more than anything during the Olympics, it’s the music that the competitors choose for their performances. I’ve heard “Phantom of the Opera,” Celine Dion for ice-skating, as well as some pretty cool tunes for the gymnastic floor sessions. But I must say, this one performance has to be one of the coolest I’ve seen… and heard.

 

When Nerdist reported on Axelle Klinckaert’s gymnastic floor routine, I couldn’t contain my admiration for her creativity and individual style. As soon as that first note played, I got excited as hell, because this 17-year-old gymnast used the iconic Harry Potter theme song. Every time it plays, I feel a surge of magic come over me, dramatic yes, inaccurate, no. The competition took place in Stuttgart, Germany and really, you oughta see this for yourself. 

 

 

She artistically performs through “Hedwig’s Theme” by the notable John Williams, who created almost every single soundtrack to almost every great movie… ever (E.T., Jaws, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, etc.). Magical moves and charming twists are sprinkled throughout for about a minute and thirty seconds. And her gold and red leotard is pretty divine too actually, and a lovely homage to the Gryffindor house. It’s a comeback performance for her, especially after her 2016 injury, but we think this performance says it all.

 

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