In the run-up to the Olympics, US gymnast Simone Biles completed several stretches on the dance floor to improve her flexibility and muscular endurance.
The American, who has a history of knee and ankle injuries, will compete in the 100m hurdles event at the Rio Olympics.
The American also completed stretches on her calf muscles to improve range of motion in her lower body, and on her hips and shoulders to improve coordination.
Biles, a five-time Olympic champion and a five time gold medallist, has won the women’s 100m, 200m and 200m freestyle relay twice.
The 26-year-old has also been a top-ranked gymnast in the United States since 2009.
Biles has also used gymnastics as a medicine ball to help her recovery.
“There are stretches where I’ll do a couple of moves and they’re just a couple feet away,” she said.
“I try to stay with the same rhythm.
If I feel I’m going to get too much movement, then I’ll try to stretch.”
Biles’ performances during the Olympics have been well-received.
“She’s the perfect gymnast, the perfect athlete, the right person to lead the team,” US gymnastics coach Lisa McQuillan said.
“(Her) strength, her flexibility, her power, her balance are just so special.
She’s a tremendous competitor.”
Bilts’ performances have been lauded by gymnastics’ governing body, the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“It’s the best thing we’ve ever seen,” IOC President Jacques Rogge said.
The Olympic Committee has not commented on Biles’ performance.
Bils said she had no intention of competing at Rio.
“It was just an opportunity to relax and have a bit of a break from it all,” she told ABC News.
“Hopefully I can be back out there in a few weeks.”