Flip It Like Simone Biles. This Gravity-Defying Vault Is Winning The Internet
Simone Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medallist, just pulled off a flipping and spinning vault move that requires a lot of strength. On Monday evening the world gymnastics champ posted a video on Twitter with a clip showing a move that fans called as the Double Pike Yurchenko. “2020?” she captioned the post. The gymnast is focusing on some new moves and has recently performed this gravity-defying vault that the netizens are gushing over.
2020 👀👀👀 ? pic.twitter.com/3QDjSOPYbH
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) February 3, 2020
- Simone Biles just pulled off a flipping and spinning vault move.
- The world gymnastics champ posted a video on Monday evening with a clip showing a move that fans called as the Double Pike Yurchenko.
- She clinched five golds in the 2019 event alone and has been since working hard to better her moves since capturing four gold medals in Rio.
Simone Biles: most decorated gymnast at world championships
The 22-year-old Biles, won her 25th medal in the gymnastics world championship in October last year, bringing her total career medal haul to 19 golds overall with three silver and three bronze. In doing so, this Olympic champ had secured her place among the best of the best in gymnastics, men and women.
Biles stole the limelight at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, where she became the most decorated gymnast in the championships’ history. She clinched five golds in the 2019 event alone and has been since working hard to better her moves since capturing four gold medals in Rio.
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) October 13, 2019
In Stuttgart, Germany, Biles, four-time Olympic gold medallist, participated in her fifth world championship. She claimed more medals at the international event than any other male or female gymnast in history.
The previous record of 23 medals was set in 1996 by Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo, which has now been broken by Biles with a record in her balance beam routine. But 24 medals weren’t enough so she broke her own record with a 25th medal, another gold, in the floor exercise.
MOST. DECORATED. EVER.
— Team USA (@TeamUSA) October 13, 2019
Last year, during the qualification rounds of the 2019 world championships, Biles also got two skills named after her.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 7, 2019
In the first rotation on the floor, Biles performed the triple twisting double somersault which eventually went viral after the US national championships in August. And then as the anchor for the US on their final event, the balance beam, Biles landed two back handsprings into a double twisting double somersault.
hahahaHAHAHAHAHhahaHahaAhahAhahahaAhahahHAHAahaaaaaaaHa bullshit https://t.co/NAnzBlfh8c
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 1, 2019
Sometime back the gymnast had suffered from kidney stones and other minor injuries. She has announced retirement after the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
In November 2018, Biles became the first woman to win four individual all-around world championships in Doha. She also claimed her 12th world title. In addition to the all-around, Biles led the US team to gold. She won a record-breaking fifth US all-around title at the US Gymnastics Championships. During the event, Biles bagged gold in all four events: floor exercise, balance beam, vault and uneven bars. She had made a record at the Rio Olympics.
Feature Image Credit: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel