Gravity doesn’t seem to affect Simone Biles as much as everyone else. The gymnast has made headlines for years thanks to her spins and flips in mid-air, but at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, she has outdone herself. Biles has some extra medals to her names thanks to performing two different moves that have never been done in competition before.
Her Amazing Move
Simone Biles doesn’t seem to have any fears of failing, and her body seems to let her do whatever she wants in the air. At the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in August, Biles pulled off an amazing triple-double on her floor routine.
The move involves flipping twice and twisting in mid-air three times. If that sounds complicated, that’s because it is and Biles became the first-ever female gymnast to land the outstanding move in competition.
The Other Impressive Move
As if making history once wasn’t enough, Biles made it twice at the same event. On her beam routine she performed a double-double dismount. That means she did two flips on the beam and then hit three twists in the air as she made her way back down to the ground. Not only was it the first time a female gymnast has performed the move, she thought to be the first woman ever to attempt the move in competition.
Biles is in great form at the moment, and her exploits at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships look to be setting her up for yet more Olympic Gold at Tokyo in 2020.