Top 10 Acrobats 2016
Acrobatics refers to the extraordinary feats of balance, agility and motor coordination. It is one of the most underrated sports of all time. Even though acrobatics is not that popupal among common people, there are true athletes who understand this sport’s value and are pursuing it as a passion. Acrobatics requires years of hard work and is one of the toughest sports in the world that requires training from a young age. Here we countdown the Top 10 Acrobats 2016.
Top 10 Acrobats 2016
10. Clare Brunson
At number 10 in Top 10 Acrobats 2016 is Clare Brunson from USA. She partnered Michael Rodrigues and went on to win first prize in all-round, dynamic and balance in National Acrobatics Championships twice, bronze in mixed pain in World Championships. She also won silver at World Cup. This is why he lands on number 10 on this list.
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9. Douglas Fordyce
At number 9 in Top 10 Acrobats 2016 is Douglas Fordyce from Britain. He won the gold medal for the men’s pair in World Championship along with Edward Upcott and rose to fame when he won the Britain’s Got Talent as part of the group called Spellbound and got an invitation to perform 2010 Royal Variety Performance. A talent like him deserves the ninth position in this list.
8. Adam McAssey
At number 8 in Top 10 Acrobats 2016 is Adam McAssey from Britain. He has won a gold medal in the World Championships in the category of men’s four in 2010 and a silver in men’s pair in 2012. He was also part of the group Spellbound that won the Britain’s Got Talent. Group or solo, he makes sure that he is in his best level when it comes to performance. This dedication gives him the eighth position in this list.
7. Edward Upcott
At number 7 in Top 10 Acrobats 2016 is Edward Upcott from Britain. Edward is one of Britain’s best acrobatic gymnasts who has won a gold, bronze and silver each for Men’s Pair category in World Championship. As a part of the group Spellbound, he was also the winner of Britain’s Got Talent and is part of the world record for “highest throw and catch of a person”, where he was the person thrown.
6. Shenea Both
At number 6 in Top 10 Acrobats 2016 is Shenea Both from USA. Shenea and Arthur Davis competed as partners in mixed pair events of acrobatic gymnastics. Both of them were the first US athletes to win gold in mixed pair all round and were inducted into USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. She has won many National Acrobatic Gymnastics championship apart from two gold medals at World Championships.
5. Arthur Davis
At number 5 is Arthur Davis from USA. Arthur was a acrobatic gymnast who competed in mixed pair along with Shenea Both. Davis and Both were the first US athletes to win gold in mixed pair all round. Davis has won two gold medals at World Championship for all-round category and a bronze in Dynamic category. He is truly an amazing acrobat and deserves the fifth position.
4. Krista Allen
At number 4 in Top 10 Acrobats 2016 is Krista Allen from USA. Krista has been awarded USA Gymnastics Athlete of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year for her achievement in acrobatic gymnastics. Partnering with Michael Rodrigues she won National Championship, World Championship, World Games and World Cup. She is the only Female acrobat in this list.
3. Michael Rodrigues
At number 3 is Michael Rodrigues from USA. Michael competed in mixed pair category of acrobatic gymnastics along with Kristen Allen and went on to become the first US athletes to win gold at World Games 2009 which is equivalent to an Olympic gold. He also won World Championship, World Cup, four National Championships and 2005 Freedom and Machunga Cup.
2. Konstantin Pilipchuk
At number 2 in Top 10 Acrobats 2016 is Konstantin Pilipchuk from Russia. A male acrobatic gymnast and partner of Alexei Dudchenko, Konstantin has won medals at five Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships. He is two-times world champion in men’s pair and runner-up three times. He is also four times European Champion and winner of World Cup and World Games.
1. Alexei Dudchenko
At number 1 in Top 10 Acrobats 2016 is Alexei Dudchenko from Russia. He is a male acrobatic gymnast who has won medals at five Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships along with his partner Konstantin Pilipchuk. Alexei is two-times world champion in men’s pair and runner-up three times. He is also four times European Champion and winner of World Cup and World Games.
Top 10 Acrobats 2016