Simone Biles spent her quarantine on Zoom workouts to keep up with training. It wasn’t until two weeks ago that she could get back into the gym.
Yet the most decorated gymnast in world championship history still unveiled a new, stunning beam dismount that had peers in her mentions marveling. Biles shared a video on her social media accounts on Tuesday showing a triple-double dismount into the pit.
In the words of the NBC Olympics account: Words escape us.
Nastia Liukin, the 2008 all-around champion, replied on Instagram “Whatttttttttttt.” And followed it up with a string of crown emojis.
Biles made three twisting rotations in the air and flipped twice. She already had an incredibly difficult dismount in the double-double, which she debuted at the 2019 Gymnastics World Championship in Germany. She blasted the International Gymnastics Federation for giving it a low point value ahead of the competition. They decided it was too dangerous.
Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time World all-around champion, hasn’t committed to the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. Originally set to begin next month in Tokyo, they were pushed back a full year to July 2021. She told “Today” in April that she cried when the games were postponed, but believed it was the right decision given the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 national championship set for two weekends ago was canceled by USA Gymnastics. She was going for her seventh all-around title in eight years. She skipped the 2017 competition after winning at the 2016 Rio Games.
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