Simone Biles Surprised The 91-Year-Old Gymnast She Calls 'A True Inspiration'

Watch her age-defying routine.

At 91 years old, Johanna Quaas is proving age is just a number. Quaas, from Germany, is the oldest gymnast in the world, and she showed off her age-defying skills this week on Little Big Shots: Forever Young, which showcases some seriously talented seniors.

As host Steve Harvey explained in his introduction of Quaas, she first performed gymnastics in 1934, and in 2003 she participated in her 500th competition. Overall, she has won 30 championships. Clips of Quaas performing have gone viral with millions of views, and her new segment from the show could be the next one.


Quaas took to the mat for a floor routine before climbing onto the parallel bars to perform feats of strength and balance that even some of the youngest people watching couldn't accomplish. "Gosh! I need to get off my butt and exercise, I can't even do a simple headstand!" one YouTube commenter wrote.

When Quaas finished her routine, Harvey announced that they had a special honor for her — a medal from Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, who was blown away by Quaas' talent. "I'm speechless. I hope I can even walk at 90 years old," she said. "She's amazing, and she's a true inspiration to everyone ... The Olympic team watches her videos."

Watch the sweet meeting, and Quaas' performance, in the video below:


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