Thursday, July 17, 2014

Former gymnast becomes first woman to complete 'American Ninja Warrior' course (VIDEO)

Kacy Catanzaro continued her impressive run on NBC's American Ninja Warrior during Monday night's telecast and made history while doing it. 

During her incredible performance at the 2014 Dallas finals, Catanzaro became the first woman to ever qualify for "Mt. Midoriyama," a 70-foot steel structure that will push her and other seasoned athletes to their limits. It is the last obstacle course before deciding the first Ninja champion.

The former Towson State gymnast not only completed the daunting event, she literally owned the continuous barrage of rails, rings and walls that brought even Navy SEALS to their knees.

And despite a few moments dangling from the air with wobbly arms and seemingly out of reach obstacles, the 5-foot-tall, 100-pound Catanzaro did it. 

The former NCAA Southeast Regional Gymnast of the Year blew away every one of the spectators, announcers and other competitors with her strength and skills. It's easy to see why from the video below:

And, even as the first woman to ever advance out of the qualifying stage and into the finals, nobody will be calling the tiny athlete an underdog.

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