U.S. gymnast Jordan Chiles competes in Wonder Woman cosplay


Seventeen-year-old competitive gymnast Jordan Chiles is a real-life Wonder Woman.

Chiles was on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team from 2013 to 2017, meaning she’s already a certified badass. She’s won medals on the national and international levels, and while she didn’t make the U.S. team this year, she certainly made a splash. At the national championships this week, she competed wearing a Wonder Woman cosplay outfit, using the Wonder Woman theme as her backing music.

This all went down during the floor exercise, one of the most popular competition elements. Athletes get a lot of creative freedom here, allowing them to choreograph complex routines with their own costumes and music.

Chiles joins a growing lineup of nerdy athletes who compete with sci-fi and superhero-themed programs. Along with the Marvel superhero costumes worn by Team USA’s skiers at the Winter Olympics this year, we’ve recently seen a  Harry Potter gymnastics routine and competitive figure skaters dressing up as anime characters and skating to Star Wars music. Whoever said sports aren’t for geeks?

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor