Compared to its more mainstream sibling, rhythmic gymnastics is often overlooked at events like the Olympics. And that's bullshit! It might be limited to the floor event, but the moves on display are still hella impressive, and there are PROPS involved — balls and batons and hoops and ribbons, all of them fabulous. Also, the leotards are much fancier and that has to count for something. (IMO, it counts for a lot.)
Enjoy a series of photos from the all around Olympic rhythmic gymnastics qualifying rounds in Rio Friday, and know that your best hula hoop moves will forever pale in comparison. Also, cheer on Team USA's Laura Zeng, because she's a superstar!