These kids turned heads with 2015 performances that would be impressive at any age.
2 of 12Melissa Haniff
Andrew Torgashev wins the junior men's national title in Greensboro, North Carolina. The youngest skater in the field, 13-year-old Andrew had the highest score ever recorded by a junior male at nationals (225.24 points). He won national titles in younger divisions in 2012 and '13 as well.
3 of 12Melissa Haniff
Eight-year-old Audrey Crowley becomes Wisconsin Junior Racing's overall girls champion after winning four of six races within her age group. Audrey, who has been skiing since she was three, was born without a lower right arm and uses a prosthetic and pole attachment to navigate her way down the slopes.
4 of 12Melissa Haniff
Carissa Yip, 11, becomes the youngest U.S. female chess master, earning a master level rating (2203) with her score of 3.5/4 at the Legends of Chess Tournament. Carissa, who learned to play when she was six years old, last year became the youngest female to beat a grandmaster.
5 of 12Melissa Haniff
Amy Wang becomes one of the youngest competitors to ever make the U.S. women's national table tennis team. The 12-year-old, who began playing the sport at the age of four, was also part of the team that took gold at the 2015 North American Championships in Pleasantville, New York.
6 of 12Melissa Haniff
Siblings Hunter and Braden Gandee walk 57 miles together to raise awareness for cerebral palsy. The Cerebral Palsy Swagger took place across southern Michigan, ending at the University of Michigan. Hunter, 15, and eight-year-old Braden, who has cerebral palsy, did a similar 40-mile walk last summer.
7 of 12Melissa Haniff
Cole Hammer plays in the U.S. Open. Cole, who committed to the University of Texas two years ago, shot a 77 in his first round, three strokes better than 14-time major winner Tiger Woods. Hammer, 15, was the third-youngest golfer to ever play the tournament.
8 of 12Melissa Haniff
Alzain Tareq, 10, becomes the youngest ever competitor at the FINA World Championships. Alzain, who is from Bahrain and swam the 50-meter butterfly and freestyle races, dropped three seconds off her personal best time in the 50 free. Her goal is to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
9 of 12Melissa Haniff
Christopher Duffley, 14, sings the national anthem at Fenway Park in Boston before the Red Sox play the Cleveland Indians. Christopher, who is blind and autistic, sang a rousing rendition of the national anthem after strong encouragement from the fans at Fenway. The performance was organized by Autism Speaks.
10 of 12Melissa Haniff
Alex Edmondson throws a no-hitter, his second in eight days, at the Little League World Series, giving a South Carolina team its first ever win at the tournament. He struck out 10 batters between the third and sixth innings to beat the Rhode Island team 7--1. He also hit a two-run homer and an RBI single.
11 of 12Melissa Haniff
At the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational, Grace Ping, a seventh-grader, beats varsity runners in the high school girls' 5K gold race with a time of 18:12.50. She won the event by four seconds. Grace, 12, holds six world records for her age group and won her first collegiate 5K with a time of 18:02.
12 of 12Melissa Haniff
Through the Children's Wish Foundation, six-year-old Mable, who has leukemia, is a superhero for a day. Her wish was to fight crime, and she had help from the city of Edmonton and Spider-Man himself. Spider-Mable saved Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference after his mysterious "kidnapping." She then dropped the puck at that night's game against the Arizona Coyotes.
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