Coming back to the gymnastic track after seven weeks, Simone Biles just perfected a “triple-twisting double back off the balance beam.” According to the Olympic Channel, this move has never been done before until the Artistic gymnast showed the world how to.

After achieving the feat Simone casually wrote, “sometimes I flip and what not.”

Simone is known for taking risks at gymnastic podiums. She performed the “hardest move in the world” at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships last year. She is famous for flipping and spinning vault moves that require a lot of strength, that are, notoriously difficult to pull off. She has also been training to master the Yurchenko double pike, a vault that some consider too dangerous for the Olympics.

What You Should Know

  • Gymnast Simone Biles just pulled off a move that has never been done before.
  • Sharing a video of her training session, she casually wrote, “sometimes I flip and what not”.
  • She performed the “hardest move in the world” at the US Gymnastics Championships last year.
  • She has been training to pull off a vault that is considered dangerous for the Olympics.

Even being stuck at home, Simone managed to keep up with the trends like launching her own version of taking-off -sweatpants-while-maintaining-a-free-handstand challenge and athletes around the world participated. “This week, they’re starting getting their skills back and having a little bit more fun at the gym,” said her coach Cecile Landi.

What Simone pulled off in the latest video is just a warm-up for the four-time Olympic gold medallist. She cannot perform this move at the Tokyo Olympic Games next year because it has already been ruled too risky by the IOC.

“I feel that I didn’t come this far to just give up,” Biles said in an interview with BBC Sport in April, “and I want to be the one who makes the decision if I’m done with the sport or not.”

The gymnast is focusing on some new moves and recently performed another gravity-defying vault that took over the internet. “They keep asking us to do more difficulty and to give more artistry, give more harder skills,” Biles said at the time. “So we do, and then they don’t credit it, and I don’t think that’s fair.”

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Simone Biles: Most decorated gymnast at world championships

The 22-year-old 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.

She 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. She also got two skills named after her.

Sometime back the gymnast had suffered from kidney stones and other minor injuries. She has announced retirement after the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 which is now postponed till next year.

Records

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: Photo/Charlie Riedel, File

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