Meet the 91-year-old gymnast who will steal America's hearts on 'Little Big Shots: Forever Young'

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Yup, we can even count Simone Biles among Johanna Quaas' many fans around the world.

During the 2016 Rio Olympics, gymnastics fans were stunned to watch 41-year-old Oksana Chusovitina compete in her SEVENTH Olympic Games.

But what if I told you there was a competitive gymnast out there who was even older than Chusovitina?

How about a competitive gymnast who is more than twice as old as Chusovitina? Or, to add a fresh perspective, more than five times older than Laurie Hernandez, the youngest gymnast in "The Final Five"?

Well, get ready world, because a 91-year-old gymnast is about to invade your television set and our collective hearts.

Yes, that's right, people. Meet 91-year-old Johanna Quaas, a gymnast from Germany who will be appearing on Wednesday's episode of "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (NBC: July 5, 8 p.m. ET). After showing host Steve Harvey some of her INCREDIBLE moves on the parallel bars, Quaas is sure to instantly become a viral star. And if you don't believe me, please take a look at this exclusive sneak peek.


Designated by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest gymnast, Quaas regularly competes around the globe -- typically against gymnasts in their 70s.

As you might imagine, she's amassed a large fanbase in recent years. Among her admirers are some recognizable faces, including Simone Biles and her Olympic teammates. The four-time gold medalist appears on the show with Quaas and reveals "The Final Five" actually watched the German gymnast's videos for inspiration.

Inspiration for the inspirational U.S. gymnastics team? It doesn't get much bigger than that.

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