As an alternative of worrying about “pointy toes on a regular basis, Sollfrank found freedom in parkour, which entails leaping, climbing and operating round city landscapes.
“I spotted that I must set my very own limits,” Sollfrank instructed CNN Sport. “I must give attention to my motion as an alternative of at all times evaluating myself to different folks as effectively.
“All I did once I was a gymnast was evaluating myself to different ladies and attempt to be higher than them. And parkour type of slapped me within the face and confirmed me: ‘This isn’t this isn’t what you need.'”
Since switching to parkour in 2015, Sollfrank hasn’t appeared again.
The 23-year-old has competed on this planet’s greatest parkour competitions, making her debut on the Aurora Video games in New York and in addition made the rostrum within the Pink Bull Artwork of Movement occasion in 2019.
Sollfrank participated within the Netflix present Final Beastmaster and was the final lady standing in her Ninja Warrior Germany episode.
She’s additionally the one lady within the 15-member parkour group Ashigaru. And now she needs to encourage extra folks observe in her footsteps and take up parkour.
“Does not matter how previous you’re, would not matter what gender you’re, so long as you possibly can see that you just get pleasure from motion, that you just get pleasure from difficult your self,” says, Sollfrank, who admits she’s needed to overcome her worry of heights to proceed competing.
“There should not be any fears of beginning as a result of everybody begins at their very own degree. Some folks might need numerous physique expertise and begin the next degree. Some folks do not find out about something, would really like know how one can do parkour and so they begin from zero. And that is completely high quality.”