Calling some of the world’s fastest, fittest and most flexible athletes to one occasion, this week’s Gymnastics World Championships come to their explosive climax on Sunday.
For the past week, Antwerp has played host to some of the most exciting talents in the sport, with all the thrills, spills and entertainment expected of a competition of this quality.
The last seven days have seen records smashed, beams bounded and bars sprung in almighty fashion, with some of the biggest highlights detailed below.
McKayla Maroney Vaults Her Competition
The gymnast famed for her London 2012 Olympics pout, McKayla Maroney is back to making waves of the right sort after defending the world championship vault title she won in 2011.
It was in this event that she became infamous for her "not impressed" face at last year's Olympics after winning what she presumably thought was an unsatisfactory silver medal.
She clearly felt different this time around. The BBC's Ollie Williams reported the teenager as having a much better reaction to her latest medal:
Maroney's first vault earned an Amanar scoring of 15.966—the highest tally of the competition—meaning that her average of 15.724 was enough to see her through to victory.
McKayla Maroney, 2013 vault world champion, tells @BBCSport: "I am impressed."— Ollie Williams (@OllieW) October 5, 2013
Kenzo Shirai Spins into the History Books
Saturday's display in the floor event was enough to ensure that he bagged the gold medal, with teammate Kohei Uchimura elated for the youngster (h/t @UncleTimMensGym):
Screen cap of the day: Uchimura's reaction to Shirai Kenzo's floor routine http://t.co/OxCt8Ub7wl— Uncle Tim (@uncletimmensgym) October 6, 2013
Simone Biles Debuts with a Bang
Competing in her first senior year, Simone Biles will be remembered for hitting the ground of her gymnastics career running after winning the women's all-around gold this weekend.
She has earned comparisons to former U.S. gymnast Shawn Merriman for her athletic, explosive style and rounded off her week with a total score of 60.216, with compatriot Kyla Ross just behind her at 59.332.