Everything about this routine is absolutely mesmerizing. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen a gymnast perform like this before. Her name is Boyanka Angelova, a Bulgarian gymnast who is only 13 years old in this video. This performance is from the 2008 Junior European Championships in Turin, Italy. Angelova uses a red ball to accompany her captivating moves, a technique that continues to blow away the millions of viewers who have watched her perform. In this competition, Angelova’s performance earned her second place, with Russian gymnast Yana Lukonina taking first.
After Angelova competed in this tournament she continued to practice gymnastics. However, due to severe back problems, she was forced to stop competing for a time. While it cannot be confirmed, Bulgarian media have rumored that Angelova has retired from gymnastics. Despite her injury, the gymnast continues to wow people with videos from her various competitions. This performance in particular is unforgettable.