Yo-yos as a toy are a childhood memory for many people, but for others, it’s a competitive sport that they take very seriously indeed. This year, the annual YoYo championships, organized by the International Yo-Yo Federation, are being held in China for the first time, and more than 500 contestants are taking part.
You may have played with a yo-yo before, but probably nothing like the pros at the World Yo-yo contest.
The contestants are from Asia, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Australia. At the finals, each is given 3 minutes to show the best they’ve got to a crowd, ready to be impressed.