Simone Biles Deserves a Gold Medal for This Must-See Gymnastics Stunt
You’ll flip over this video of Simone Biles getting ready for the 2021 U.S. Classic.
On May 21, @NBCOlympics posted a video of the 24-year-old gymnast landing her Yurchenko double pike at podium training. According to NBC, the move is a vault no woman has performed in a competition before.
“I was like, ‘It’s OK, I’ve done this so many times. I’ve been doing this for months now,'” Biles said in a later media call, per NBC Sports, adding she feels “really good going into tomorrow.”
The athlete will appear in the U.S. Classic on May 22, making it her first meet in more than 18 months. Per NBC, the event is the final opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify for the June 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which in turn is a qualifier for the Olympic Trials later that month.
With 25 medals, Biles is the most decorated gymnast in world championship history.