Headless Rhythmic Gymnasts

Rhythmic gymnastics can bend and contort with the best of Cirque du Soleil performers.  Warning: This gallery will make your neck hurt. -By Andrew Dubbins, Yahoo! Sports

Olympics Day 15 - Rhythmic Gymnastics

BEIJING - AUGUST 23: Irina Risenzon of Israel competes in the Individual All-Around final held at the University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 15 - Rhythmic Gymnastics

BEIJING - AUGUST 23: Aliya Yussupova of Kazakhstan competes in the Individual All-Around final held at the University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

19th Commonwealth Games - Day 11: Rhythmic Gymnastics

DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 14: Francesca Jones of Wales performs in the ball dicipline during the individual apparatus final at the IG Sports Complex during day eleven of the 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 14, 2010 in Delhi, India. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

RHYTMISCHE SPORTGYMNASTIK: OLYMPISCHE SPIELE SYDNEY 2000

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 29: OLYMPISCHE SPIELE SYDNEY 2000, Sydney; MEHRKAMPF/FRAUEN; SPEZIAL (Photo by Gunnar Berning/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Rhythmische Sportgymnastik: Berlin Masters 2004

BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 17: Rhythmische Sportgymnastik: Berlin Masters 2004, Berlin; Band; Spezial 17.10.04. (Photo by Nadine Rupp/Bongarts/Getty Images)

PAYSIEVA

Elizabeth Paysieva from Bulgaria performs with the hoop during the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Final in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Hall in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, Sunday, Dec.1, 2002. She took the 8th place, the rope and hoop world cup was won by Ukrainian Anna Bessonova. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

Yiming Xiao

** FOR USE WITH YEAR END AS DESIRED--FILE ** Yiming Xiao from China performs in the individual rope final during the 28th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in the city of Patras, southern Greece, in this Sept. 21, 2007, file photo. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)

MASON

Australia's Kimberly Mason performs her ball routine during the Commonwealth Games rhythmic gymnastics all-around final in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 25, 2006. (AP Photo/Tony Feder)

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Nuria Artiguez of Spain performs with a clubs during the second day of rhythmic gymnastics World Cup 2008 tournament, in Ukraine's capital Kiev, on Saturday, March 22, 2008. (AP Photo / Efrem Lukatsky)

Olga Kapranova

Olga Kapranova from Russia performs in the individual rope final during the 28th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in the city of Patras, southern Greece, Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. Kapranova won the bronze medal. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Yasmine Mohamed Rosto

Yasmine Mohamed Rosto of Egypt performs with a skipping-rope at the rhythmic gymnastics World Cup 2009 tournament, in Ukraine's capital Kiev, Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. (AP Photo / Efrem Lukatsky)

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Dara Dmitrieva of Russia performs with a skipping-rope, unseen, as thrown into air, during the final of the rhythmic gymnastics World Cup 2009 tournament, in Ukraine's capital Kiev, on Sunday, Aug.16, 2009. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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Yamaguchi Runa, of Japan, performs with the rope during the Individual All-Around at the 30th Rhythmic Gymnastics world championships in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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