In pics: The world's most flexible woman

India | ibnlive | February 26, 2015, 11:42 pm
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[caption id="attachment_784215"] The Russian national, who now lives in Germany, has been performing her contortionist act for 10 years wowing the public with her eye-watering positions. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) [/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_784216"] Zlata has an extraordinary flexibility because her ligaments are like that of a baby. The ligaments have not hardened. Thus her full range of motion is way beyond that of an adult. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) [/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_784217"] Zlata caused a stir outside the Houses Of Parliament, the Horse Guards parade and the National Gallery. She had taken the attention of the tourists away from the London attractions when she performed there. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) [/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_784218"] Zlata's impressive talent has earned her many fans both female and male including many amateur contortionists hoping to emulate her skills, while others just want to watch her perform. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images) [/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_784219"] When Zlata took to the streets of London it was little wonder she was the centre of attention. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images) [/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_784220"] Zlata's real name is Julia Gunthel. One of her rare demonstrations has been her impressive flexibility to fit snugly into a telephone box with her leg wrapped around her head. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images) [/caption]

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 Zlata also known as the rubber girl is a Russian-born former gymnast. She is 24 years old and is one of the world's most extreme contortionists. For many people it can be a struggle just to touch their toes but for this Russian contortionist squeezing and bending her body into a mind-boggling array of shapes just comes naturally.<br><br>Zlata performs during Erotica 2010 at Olympia Exhibition Centre on November 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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Zlata also known as the rubber girl is a Russian-born former gymnast. She is 24 years old and is one of the world's most extreme contortionists. For many people it can be a struggle just to touch their toes but for this Russian contortionist squeezing and bending her body into a mind-boggling array of shapes just comes naturally.

Zlata performs during Erotica 2010 at Olympia Exhibition Centre on November 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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 The flexible Zlata discovered her talent at the tender age of four and describes her surprising suppleness as a 'gift' but admits she has to practice every day to maintain her elasticity. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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The flexible Zlata discovered her talent at the tender age of four and describes her surprising suppleness as a 'gift' but admits she has to practice every day to maintain her elasticity. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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 Zlata's height is 5ft 9ins and weighing just eight and a half stone, Zlata spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world.(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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Zlata's height is 5ft 9ins and weighing just eight and a half stone, Zlata spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world.(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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[caption id="attachment_784224"] Zlata holds herself strong in this yogic hand pose with her legs crossed over her head. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images) [/caption]

  • First Published: February 2, 2011, 7:09 pm

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