What is better than one gymnast nailing a flawlessly routine? Two!
Did you know that there is pairs gymnastics? I had no idea until I watched this performance. Before this, I’d only ever seen gymnasts going solo on the mat.
After watching this video, you’re going to want to watch every pairs gymnastics performance you can!
The 26th Annual World Championships Acrobatic Gymnastics too place over the weekend in Antwerp, Belgium in the Lotto Arena.
At the event, U.S. champions Emily Davis and Aubrey Rosilier, both of San Antonio, Texas/Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio represented the USA for the women’s pairs competition.
15-year-old Emily and 18-year-old Aubrey have placed several times in the two years they’ve worked together earning:
- 4th place at the 2017 World Games, Wroclaw Poland (Sr. Elite)
- Gold at the 2017 Pan American Championships (Sr. Elite)
- Gold at the 2017 Vegas Acro Cup (13-19 Jr Elite)
- Silver at the 2017 Geneva International Acro Cup (13-19 Jr. Elite)
The two Texas natives competed against 8 other women’s pairs at the World Championships Acrobatic Gymnastics, from Russia, China, North Korea, Portugal, Netherlands, Ukraine, and Israel.
Emily and Aubrey earned a 27.980 for their first performance in the combined routine. Their 82.740 total ranked them fifth and pushed them to the final of 2018 World Championships Acrobatic Gymnastics.
Working as a team, Emily and Aubrey performed to a slowed-down version of the song “The Sound of Silence” originally sung by Simon and Garfunkel.
They were able to nail their lifts, cartwheels, layouts, and splits. In fact, they managed a split, in the middle of a lift, and even were able to change positions!
Throughout the entire routine, Emily and Aubrey were very aware of each other and moved in sync. Aubrey is a great support system for each of Emily’s lifts.
Emily and Aubrey’s coach Vladimir Vladev must be incredibly proud of how they managed to flawlessly nail their choreography for this routine.
Despite this incredible performance, the pair did not take home the gold at the competition, though they did come in fifth place!
The video has been viewed over 200,000 times after USA Gymnastics shared it on their Facebook page Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Many of comments were extremely positive about the girls’ performance, commending them on how beautifully executed it was.
“This is breathtaking! Amazing routine and performance!”
“I can’t even count the number of times I got the chills watching this!!!! Wow! Incredible!!!!”
While one commenter called out their favorite moment of the routine, down to the second:
The whole routine was wow, but the lift at 1:06…crazy and beautiful
Another commenter was impressed that the routine including music with lyrics:
“First time I’ve seen duet song with lyrics included and lifts and throws-a double back! Amazing.”
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VIDEO: Emily Davis and Aubrey Rosilier used this combined routine to earn a spot in this afternoon’s women’s pair final at the 2018 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.
Posted by USA Gymnastics on Sunday, April 15, 2018
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