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Losing her head

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Runa Yamaguchi of Japan competes in the individual all-around qualification and team final rhythmic gymnastics at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, on Thursday.

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Hu? Bowling Ball mask!?

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Gymastic robot? Regardless, nice action picture.

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exciting !!!!! maybe her face is not that great looking. thanks photographer

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In the preview I wasn't sure what I was looking at, but I see now, haha. Great shot.

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This is wonderful art

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Damn! I thought this was picture of a girl being nailed in the face with a bowling ball!

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Her shoes only cover her toes? Is there a reason for that?

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Interesting as to what she has on her head. Truely a bit of work upon her part & thankfully a photographer took a very good photo.

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looks like she got hit by a GIANT sniper round.What's with the bowling ball mask ?

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tokyokawasaki - those are used in dance, typically in contemporary styles, where being barefoot requires freedom of movement. The problem with barefeet is that while they allow greater freedom of movement and tactile touch with the ground, it's very difficult to turn. The skin on the feet "grip" the floor surface and prevent 360 degree+ turns. So, these shoes allow a combination of bare feet and some slippery-ness (I know, made-up word; apologies)

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Bad photo, she has no head or face. This is one ugly sport.

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JT is great in covering obscure sports which will be eliminated from next olympics for corruption and lack of objectivity. It is not a sport, it is circus with some dance and idiot fans.

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swingway - Thanks. What a great, detailed response :)

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ok, I got it, she'll flip that ball up once it rolled past her arms/chest............ great but confusing moment for a picture.

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Power Ranger!

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Interesting shot.

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bubblehead!

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nice bod! not so nice purple head..

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Nice orange pants.

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Looks like a one eyed alien on skates.

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I guess, if the photo was shot 1 second earlier, her head is totally covered by the ball.

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Is she bowling? I like bowling.

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LoveUSA...rhythmic dance has been a sport for a very long time and long been part of the Olympic games as well. Perhaps you have never done it. You have to be quite gymnastic and flexible for it...it is more than just simple dancing around. And if the Olympics were to eliminate sports that are full of corruption and lack objectivity, there wouldn't be much of an Olympics left! :)

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