The world of sports is largely glamorised. People don't really understand what it takes to present the performance or body that we simply watch on TV. 

High-level sports, on the other hand, is considerably stranger than you may think, and we have photographs to prove it. 

1. Size difference between Simone Biles and a US Volleyball player David Lee

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2. An X-Ray of a Ggymnast performing an exercise

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3. Simone Biles throwing the first pitch for the Houston Astro's

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4. Ex-world champion Cyclist Janez Brajkovic's leg after a race

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5. Olympic rower's hands

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6. George Hincapie's legs after the Tour De France Race

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7. In 2009 J.R. Celski sliced through his entire left quadriceps with his right skate blade at the U.S. Olympic trials

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8. Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai's right arm gave in, ripping apart ligaments and muscle under the weight

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9. Thigh muscles of German cyclist Robert Forstemann and New Zealand cyclist Greg Henderson

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10. British synchronized swimmer Olivia Federici stretching

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11. Annemiek Van Vleuten crashes while leading Rio 2016 Road Race

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12. Hands of Gymnast Ellie Black

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13. Dutch Track Cyclist Laurine Van Riessen Riding The Wall Of The Track At The Rio Olympics

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14. Dutch Gymnasts

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15. Athlete Devin Logan got her knee cleaned up after skiing in pain for years 

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16. Cyclist Janez Brajkovič's legs

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17. Anything possible with Usain Bolt right?

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18. Olympic cyclist Robert Forstemann (right) shows off freakish 74 cm thighs

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19. When you spend every day on a bike vs. When you retire and ride casually

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20. Michael Phelps after Cupping Therapy

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21. Acrobatic Gymnastics elite and level 10 training camp at Karolyis Olympic training site

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22. Alexandra Raisman is not the only gymnast who sometimes watches TV like this

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23. The hands of Olympic swimming champion Van Der Weijden after a 163km swim

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24. Leg muscles of the first perfect 10 in olympic history, at age 14. Nadia comaneci

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25. It may look easy on TV, but just a reminder of what the Ski jumpers are staring at. View from the top of the Olympic ski jump in Sochi, Russia

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26. After blazing up the track I take it with me

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