This Record-Breaking, Gold Medalist Gymnast Makes History TWICE in TWO Days!
Fans and followers are flipping over-decorated gymnast Simone Biles’ latest nail-biting, gravity-defying routines both on – and off – the mat.
Biles, 22, made gymnastics history this past August during the U. S. Gymnastics Championships after successfully nailing a “triple double” on the mat. For those who are not inclined to perfectly performing flips, twists, twirls, spins, or splits mid-air, allow us to explain the wow-worthy, complex move: two flips and three mid air twists PLUS a double-double (not to be confused with the popular In-and-Out burger joint menu item) dismount that involves TWO flips on the balance beam BEFORE fluidly executing THREE twists onto the floor below the beam. Dizzy yet?
Biles, a 4-times Olympic gold-medalist, is the first female gymnast to ever land the “triple-double” competitively, and, according to The Washington Post, the third athlete ever in the sports’ history. She is also the first flipping female to even attempt the tricky double-double dismount and successfully nail it. Biles’ history making moves awarded her a record-tying sixth in the U.S. “all-around” title. With awe-inspiring videos of her historical August performance going viral, Biles is currently enjoying a new wave of recognition, support, and adulation from both celebs, sponsors, and fans. With snaps and clips showcasing her captivating stunts last August, she aptly captioned one of her share-worthy posts, “That feeling when you make history…twice.”
Currently prepping to rep the red, white, and blue – again – at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Biles earned her all around athlete title by 4.95 points, winning 20 straight since 2013. Additionally, she won titles in the balance beam, vault, and floor routines, respectively, according to ESPN.
From Kiddie Cartwheels to Grabbing the Gold
Standing at just 4’8,” the super-smiley, small-framed Biles was a crucial performer of the gold-winning team dubbed “Final Five” at the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro. The Ohio-born, lithe, gymnast prodigy continues to dominate the sport with more than two dozen Olympic and World Championship medals. Raised and officially adopted by her grandparents, Ron and Nellie, Biles discovered her love for the riveting, fan-favorite sport during a school field trip to a local gymnastics center, and began competing as a level 8 gymnast at the age of 10. By age 13, Biles had solidified her standing at the junior elite level, snatching the top spot in both the vault and balance beam routines, finishing third in the “all-around” at the American Classic. In 2013, she emerged as a senior elite-level gymnast as the “all-around” winner at the U.S. P&G Championship, delivering another historic, eye-popping performance and becoming the first African-American female athlete to win gold in the “all-around” category. By 2015, Biles became the first female to win her third consecutive “all-around” title, earning a record-breaking ten gold medals, which led her to the 2016 Olympic games. She led her team to victory gold with an impressive 15.933 in vault, 15.3 on the balance beam, and 15.8 for floor routine, where she flawlessly executed her famous, signature move – a double layout with a half-twist.
Biles continues to offer one-on-one coaching and group classes and is sponsored by Nike, Caboodles cosmetics kits, Beats by Dr. Dre, and Core Power. She officially signed with Octagon agency in 2015, who also reps another familiar, multi-gold medalist - Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. She is reportedly dating teammate Stacy Ervin, Jr.
We’ll bend over backward to see you take home the glorious gold – again - for the U. S. A. in
2020, Simone! You go, Girl!