Aly Raisman's Photo with a Basketball Player Almost Looks Like an Optical Illusion

Olympians come in all shapes and sizes!

The U.S. women's gymnastics team is definitive proof that big things come in small packages.

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On Wednesday, Aly Raisman took to Instagram to share a picture of herself and Australian basketball player Liz Cambage, along with a caption reminding fans that, depending on the sport, sometimes it pays to be on the shorter side. The resulting photograph is absolutely incredible, and the height discrepancy is so extreme that it almost looks like an optical illusion: At 6-foot-8, Liz is laughably taller than Aly's 5-foot-2.

Of course, it isn't the first time that a member of the Final Five has poked fun at how much shorter gymnasts tend to be compared with other athletes at the Olympics. Earlier this month, Simone Biles shared a photo of herself standing back-to-back with U.S. volleyball player David Lee. Simone is even tinier than Aly at 4-foot-8, making David look like a giant next to her at 6-foot-8.

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