Flying disc, wushu, parkour and more from The World Games this week

Two flying disc players lunge for the disc

Japan faced Columbia in flying disc on July 12, 2022 at John Carroll Catholic High School

Parker S. Freedman/Dustin Massey Studios, The World Games 2022

Australia’s Aline Viana aims for the goal during a women’s beach handball match against Mexico at Sloss Furnace on July 12, 2022. (The World Games 2022)
Albin Ouschan of Austria carefully examines the table during an opening round of men’s pool at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom on July 13, 2022. (Kyle Schwab/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
Spain’s Ivan Alonso finished with a bronze medal in men’s standard distance canoe marathon at Oak Mountain State Park on July 12, 2022. (Parker S. Freedman/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
The aerobic dance team from Finland performs as part of the aerobic gymnastics competition at Legacy Arena on July 12, 2022. (Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
David Price reaches for the ball during a men’s flag football game between the U.S. and Panama at Legion Field on July 11, 2022. (The World Games 2022)
Or Moshe of Israel takes on Austin Bybee of the U.S. in men’s kickboxing at Boutwell Auditorium on July 13, 2022. (Travis Middleton/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
The Netherland’s Noa Man flips through the air during the parkour competition at Sloss Furnace on July 11, 2022. She won a gold and a silver medal in the event. (Butch Dill/The World Games 2022)
U.S. player Taylor Pleasants tags Japan’s Naito Minori during the final softball game at the Hoover Met on July 13, 2022. The U.S. won the gold medal 3-2. (Marvin Gentry/The World Games 2022)
A competitor in women’s boules at Bessie Estelle Park on July 12, 2022 (Martin Creative Captures/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)
Winnie Cai of Canada took silver in the wushu event at Birmingham-Southern College on July 12, 2022. (Seth Allen/Dustin Massey Studios/The World Games 2022)


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