Figure Skaters Spinning Gracefully

Oh, high speed photography… how you make this world a fascinating place. With the figure skating events almost completed for this Olympic season, it’s time to reflect on the beauty of the sport… with all its high speed twirling, spinning, throwing, and stopping. Yes, much like Beyonce’s much lauded dance pics from the Super Bowl, these images capture something beautiful happening at very high speed.

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Ok, lets be honest – these pictures look absolutely insane. But without poking too much fun at the skaters here, it’s seriously impressive how fast they spin, and the way it contorts their face is absolutely bonkers. Not since NASA popped astronauts in a spinning centrifuge have we seen such brilliantly contorted faces – only these extremely fit skaters are doing it with their own power. Simply amazing… and amazingly funny. See more wonderful twirling at 22 Words.

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