Jessie Graff just made “American Ninja Warrior” history. The “Supergirl” stuntwoman just became the first woman to complete Stage 1 in the national finals — and she did so while rocking a a Green Lantern-inspired outfit. Fans of the show previously saw the 32-year-old sport a Wonder Woman outfit during her qualifying run, and now she demolished the show’s toughest obstacles.
As revealed in an interview with USA Today, Graff’s a well-rounded athlete that’s taken circus classes and trained in gymnastics, track and field, Taekwondo and Kung Fu. Her “American Ninja Warrior” dominance comes after suffering an injury to her ACL, TCl and meniscus. Unable to do her regular workout regimen, she shifted focus to training specifically for “American Ninja Warrior” and increased her grip strength and pull-ups.
Graff hopes that her accomplishment inspires viewers around the country. “My first year doing ‘Ninja Warrior,’ I didn’t really know what it was about,” Graff told USA Today. “After that, when so many people were like, ‘I didn’t know women could do that,’ I thought, ‘Then, we better show you.’ The main thing is just testing my limits, seeing how much you can do. Seeing how much you’re capable of.”
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