10/23/2018 3:17:52 PM (GMT+3)

Klinckaert’s Harry Potter-themed routine casts spell on audiences

Klinckaert’s Harry Potter-themed routine casts spell on audiences

DOHA: Whether she is waving an imaginary wand or flapping her arms like an owl, Belgium’s Axelle Klinckaert revels in every moment of her popular Harry Potter-themed floor exercise routine.

“I don’t think anyone has done a routine like this before,” Klinckaert told www.worldgymdoha18.com after Tuesday’s podium training at Aspire Dome.

The competition begins here on Thursday.

“I think it suits me very well, because I really love the music,” said Klinckaert, the 2018 European bronze medalist on floor exercise. “I like to do the routine. The movements are very beautiful.”

Klinckaert credits the popularity and success of her routine to her convincing expression of various characters from the world of the famous boy wizard.

“In your head, you just need to live in the movie,” she said. “You think you’re Harry Potter or an owl or a monster or something else.”