Simone Biles Wins Her 6th US Title and Makes History With Two Heart-Stopping New Moves
We are exactly one year away from the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics–and believe us when we say that we have been counting down the days! There’s just something so exciting about witnessing the world-class athletes in action. By this time next year, you can expect to see plenty of posts about swimming, basketball, skateboarding, and beach volleyball, but our absolute favorite event to watch is none other than women’s gymnastics! The US ladies have been fierce for so many years–it’s no wonder why it’s one of the most-watched sports here in the States.
Of course, gymnastics has always been an Olympics mainstay, but it’s gotten even more popular in recent years, ever since the record-breaking Simone Biles came on the scene. The 22-year-old athlete absolutely crushed it during the Rio games, leading her fellow female athletes to gold medal victories. Well, you wouldn’t believe it, but it seems that the stunning Biles is just getting better with age. In fact, she’s even beating her previous records!
Last week, Biles dominated the competition at the U.S. Gymnastics Champions where she nabbed her SIXTH all-around title. Apparently, she is only the second woman to have ever achieved such a victory–and she is first one to have done so in a shocking 67 years!
But, don’t think that just because the gymnast regularly breaks records doesn’t mean that she takes her talents for granted. After sweeping last week’s competition, Biles revealed that the victories “keep getting more exciting” as they roll in.
So, how exactly did this powerhouse gymnast take this title yet again? In part, she pulled it off by landing tricks that have either never been attempted or achieved in competition before.
The first–and most impressive–is the triple-double during her floor exercise, a move executed with such power that it brought audience members to their feet. Additionally, Biles stuck a double-double dismount from the beam that had her performing two consecutive flips followed by two consecutive twists. Amazing!
Being the gymnastics fans we are, we couldn’t be more proud of the fact that, at 22, Biles is taking the gymnastics world to entirely new heights. But, sportsmanship aside, we are most proud that she is continuing to thrive in a sport that turned its back on her and hundreds of other sexual abuse victims.
Ever since the much-publicized trial of predator, Dr. Larry Nassar, Biles has spoken out about USA Gymnastic’s betrayal of its female athletes. Now that new leadership is finally in place and Nassar is behind bars, it seems that the gymnast is wearing her confidence yet again. And *literally*! Just check out the bedazzled artwork she added to the back of her leotard…
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Some might say that Biles is cocky for wearing a GOAT during competition (short for ‘Greatest of All-Time), but we think it’s a real show of pride that everyone should get behind. You go, girl!
To learn more about Simone Biles and to see her make history with her mind-blowing moves, be sure to watch the video below.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on Simone Biles’ victories! Are you a fan of the gymnast? Do you think she will take gold during the Olympics? Do you think USA Gymnastics failed to protect its athletes?