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Salma Hayek's Gymnastics Throwback Photo

This Throwback Photo of Salma Hayek's Gymnast Days Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Salma Hayek shared the cutest throwback photo of her younger self practicing gymnastics — and you bet we are seriously impressed. "I wish I could still do that but at least I have proof that once upon a time I was a #gymnast #ludscanov #gym #tbt," the actress captioned the adorable black-and-white snap of a flawless toe touch.

You might be wondering why you didn't know of Salma's gymnastics past in her native Mexico before. Well, the actress and producer doesn't talk about it often, but in an interview with the New Zealand Herald in 2012, she said: "They drafted me . . . to be part of the Olympic team!" But alas, her father didn't want her to give up her childhood, and she didn't end up competing. Like she said, though, at least there's this adorable photo for all of us to gawk at. Check it out above, then watch her beautiful belly-dancing skills.

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