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Even if competitive sports aren’t your thing, you’ve probably heard of American gymnast Simone Biles. During the 2016 Rio Games, she became the 5th female gymnast ever to win four gold medals at a single Olympics. If that wasn’t impressive enough, last week at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, the 22-year-old made history by becoming the first woman in the world to land a triple-double in competition.
The impressive, super-human move involves twisting three full times and flipping two full times in the air before ending in a perfect landing. Appearing as though she’s totally weightless, watching Biles’ spin in the air is totally mesmerizing. After her impeccable performance at the event, commentator and Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin said, “Simone Biles has enough gold medals at home. Someone give this girl a crown.” Not only is she the queen of gymnastics, but if she can perfect the aerodynamic feat again at the World Championships in Germany in October, the move will be named after her.
Watch Biles’ flawless winning floor routine below, both in real time and in slow motion.
American gymnast Simone Biles made history by becoming the first woman in the world to land a triple-double in competition.
Watch the incredible move in slow motion.
Simone Biles, in extreme slow motion. pic.twitter.com/mjdYp0zwkv
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 12, 2019