49 Pictures From The Tokyo Olympics That Freak Me Out Because These Athletes Can't Be Human

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1.Simone Biles' body literally vibrating while twisting in the air:

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2.This volleyball player nearly jumping out of the arena to get a ball — mind you, he is probably 6'8", aka a certified giant:

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Toru Hanai / Getty Images

3.This volleyball player falling over the sidelines — again, he's probably almost 7 feet tall:

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Toru Hanai / Getty Images

4.This gymnast somehow launching himself into the air and into this position on the parallel bars:

The gymnast is holding onto his legs in the v-position
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5.Or this gymnast doing the same, but it's basically a full split:

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Vcg / VCG via Getty Images

6.The height the long jumpers get:

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Bsr Agency / Getty Images

7.Also, the fact that the long jumpers launch themselves forward like this:

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Bsr Agency / Getty Images

8.How?!

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Ben Stansall / AFP via Getty Images

9.No, I'm serious, I can't touch my toes, and this person is doing a huge-ass jump:

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Andrej Isakovic / AFP via Getty Images

10.Then they crash into the dirt like this:

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Javier Soriano / AFP via Getty Images

11.Whoa:

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Andrej Isakovic / AFP via Getty Images

12.This Brazilian surfer celebrating his surfing gold medal with a casual flip:

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Olivier Morin / POOL/AFP via Getty Images

13.These volleyball players nearly colliding:

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Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images

14.All of the faces the weightlifters make:

This weightlifter has a strained face as they attempt a lift
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15.The fact that the swimmers basically have wings:

Two American swimmers cheering at the pool
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16.Like, that's a whole-ass pterodactyl:

An American swimmer lifts himself out of the water as he prepares to launch for the start of a backstroke race
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17.This mountain biker moments before he crashed:

The mountain biker tilting forward while he's mid-air
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18.Suni Lee literally flying from the uneven bars:

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Maja Hitij / Getty Images

19.And then her face trying to catch the bar in this one:

Suni Lee focused on the bar as she's upside down in mid-air
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20.Oh, shit.

A closeup of Suni upside down
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21.The fact that Suni Lee can stare at her shin:

Suni balancing on the bean on one straight leg and completely bent over
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22.Anytime a person did this move on the balance beam like no big deal:

Simone upside down as she's mid-air over the balance beam
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23.This one too:

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Xavier Laine / Getty Images

24.This pole vaulter, just like, floating in the air:

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Ben Stansall / AFP via Getty Images

25.How's he gonna make it over that?

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Picture Alliance / dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images

26.This picture of a pole vaulter falling back down to earth:

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Ina Fassbender / AFP via Getty Images

27.This runner collapsing to the wet ground after competing in a hurdles competition:

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Tim Clayton - Corbis / Corbis via Getty Images

28.The fact that they are running in the rain to begin with — like, that looks slippery:

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Abbie Parr / Getty Images

29.I'd slip, fall, and probs die:

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Xinhua News Agency / Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images

30.But seriously, hurdles are some serious shit:

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Jewel Samad / AFP via Getty Images

31.This table tennis player seemingly controlling the ball with his mind:

The athlete staring at the pingpong ball as it floats incredibly close to his head
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32.How?

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Steph Chambers / Getty Images

33.Whatever is happening in this BMX photo:

An athlete is mid-air on their bike without touching the handles
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34.This one too:

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Xinhua News Agency / Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images

35.The height people get on the trampoline:

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Jamie Squire / Getty Images

36.And the faces they make while doing it:

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Yuki Iwamura / AFP via Getty Images

37.Speaking of faces, my favorite: diving faces:

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Picture Alliance / dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images

38.You truly can't beat it:

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Ian Macnicol / Getty Images

39.*Chef's kiss*

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Ian Macnicol / Getty Images

40.So good:

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Ian Macnicol / Getty Images

41.These synchronized swimmers intertwined:

The synchronized swimmers each have a leg twisted over an arm as they crouch on the ground
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42.These synchronized swimmers standing vertically underwater:

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Francois-xavier Marit / AFP via Getty Images

43.The way these synchronized swimmers lift each other up:

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Maddie Meyer / Getty Images

44.Seriously, I had no idea:

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Francois-xavier Marit / AFP via Getty Images

45.And then there are pictures of people winning gold, like Elaine Thompson-Herah:

Elaine is elated as she crosses the finish line
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46.Or Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi in the high jump:

Gianmarco holds his hands to his head in disbelief
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47.He straight-up collapsed on the ground:

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48.And lastly, my personal favorite: Karsten Warholm winning the 400m hurdles and breaking a world record:

Karsten ripping his shirt after winning his race
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49.Some people truly wait a lifetime for a moment like this:

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