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Olympic Ice Skater Yulia Lipnitskaya Is a Human Pretzel: See Her Top 10 Flexible Moments (PHOTOS)

Yulia Lipnitskaya is bending, twisting, and turning heads during the 2014 Winter Olympics for her impressive ice skating skills and remarkable flexibility. The 15-year-old Russian athlete is basically a human pretzel — or shall we say "krendelek" (pretzel in Russian). Get with the Olympic lingo, guys!

At the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics, Yulia became Russia's youngest athlete to win a gold medal for her free skate in the team figure skating event. She scored the second-best ever for ladies’ free skating, getting 141.51 points and earning a combined total of 214.41 points during Sunday's (February 9) competition. South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna, who won the ladies' singles in 2010, is the current record holder.

If you haven't seen Yulia on ice yet (get to YouTube, ASAP), then you'll understand what all of the fuss is about after clicking through these photos. Prepare for some wows and some owws when you see this talented Olympian's flexibility.

Are you as impressed as we are? Sound off in the comments!

02.11.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Alissa Kombert
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