At the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Sunday, Simone Biles won her sixth all-around title. Over the last six years Biles has racked up 20 consecutive all-around titles. This includes the 2016 Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro. What makes this title special is that she did it in a historic fashion, landing the “hardest move in the world.” Biles became the first woman to execute a triple-double successfully in competition. A triple-double is two back flips and three twists while suspended in air. She can fly. It’s incredible.
But wait, there’s more! It should be mentioned that the day prior, Biles became the very first gymnast to dismount from the balance beam with a double twist + double somersault combination in competition. These moves aren’t easy to do. During the preliminaries on Friday, Biles attempted the triple-double floor combination and came up short.
She told ESPN, “I still get really frustrated because I know how good I am and how well I can do. So I just want to do the best routine for the audience and for myself out here.”
There is no doubt that Biles is the best of the best. If she manages to land either one of these moves at the World Championships in October, the move will be named after her.