Simone Biles makes more history at U.S. Gymnastics Championships
One night after becoming the first person ever to land a double-double dismount at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Simone Biles continued to make jaws drop on Sunday with more history. Biles became the first woman to land a triple double (two flips and three twists) in competition on the floor during her routine:
Are we sure that she is human? Biles is on her way to winning her sixth U.S. championship on Sunday, and she would be just the second woman in history to accomplish that. The 22-year-old was actually disappointed despite her historic performance on Saturday after she fell attempting the triple-double.
“As soon as I fell on floor, I was like, ‘That’s it, I’m scratching the meet. I’m walking off the floor,’ ” Biles said, via USA TODAY. She continued: “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.”
It’s that level of expectation and drive that has made Biles the best gymnast in the world and one of the greatest of all time. What a talent.