Olympian Nile Wilson vanquished by 13-year-old in super-strength gymnastics challenge

Olympian Nile Wilson vanquished by 13-year-old in super-strength gymnastics challenge

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Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson is used to competing against world-class athletes (like fellow Brits Jay Thompson and Brinn Bevan), but couldn’t have anticipated the challenge of going toe-to-toe with a 13-year-old prodigy.


Late in 2017, Wilson invited countryman (countryboy?) Simon Toussaint to his home gym at Leeds Gymnastics Club for an epic battle in a variety of gymnastic strength feats. After winning the first three challenges, Wilson was feeling pretty confident about out-flexing his junior, but Toussaint rebounded.

Olympian Nile Wilson defeated by 13-year-old gymnastics phenom Simon Toussaint

On his specialty, the rings, Toussaint showed off his eight-pack abs while performing 15 muscle ups to Wilson’s 14. After pulling even with Wilson at three challenges apiece, the youngster delivered the victory by outlasting Wilson in a one-armed handstand.


Months later, Toussaint again squared off versus Wilson in a backyard gymnastics challenge in Yorkshire. Wilson exacted a measure of revenge against his pint-sized rival when he lead his Milkbottle Wilsonators to victory.


Since his YouTube appearances with Wilson, Toussaint has been continuing to compete in national-level gymnastics events.

Recently, Toussaint, now 14-years-old, came away with a neck full of shiny medals from the 2018 London Open in which he showcased his skills in the floor exercise and on the pommel horse, parallel bars, rings and vault.

2019-02-05T19:46:21-07:00February 5th, 2019|

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