Prepare to have your mind blown: Former competitive gymnast Kacy Catanzaro shattered records and expectations by becoming the first woman to complete the insanely difficult American Ninja Warrior final obstacle course.
“Instead of thinking, no woman’s ever done it, I want to be the one to do it, which is the attitude that I took,” Catanzaro told Vulture in an interview.
But put this in context. First you have to get ON the show (they turn away a ton of potential candidates). Then you have to complete the first round qualifier where, out of about 100 competitors, they only take the top 30. No woman had ever completed the first round qualifier until Kacy Catanzaro did it this season. Then, those 30 competitors take on the City Finals qualifier (Video Above). Out of those 30, only 15 are able to continue on to Mt. Midoriyama. Of the 30 people in Kacy’s City Finals qualifier, she was one of only 7 to complete the course. Out of olympic medalists, stunt professionals, and professional rock climbers/free runners/parkour athletes, Kacy Catanzaro is 7 out of 100 to complete this course.
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