Olympic trailblazer Simone Biles has just become the first gymnast in history to attempt—and successfully complete—a double twisting, double somersault dismount on the balance beam.
Despite having a shaky start during the first night of the women’s competition at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Biles ended her series of routines on the balance beam and stunned audiences by nailing the dismount with flourish.
“I’m really happy with the beam dismount and how it’s come along, because if you had asked me after [U.S. Classic] if I was going to compete it, I would’ve said no,” Biles admitted to Team USA.
“I feel like in those short two weeks we did a lot of work on a couple of the events, so I’m pretty excited with how it turned out,” she added.
The skill will reportedly be named after the 22-year-old gymnast once she performs the maneuver during an international competition.
According to Team USA, it will be the third skill named after Biles, who has also already been named a four-time Olympic and 14-time world champion.
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