Simone Biles continues to alter gymnastics and make history, and at U.S. Gymnastics Championships this weekend, she’s soaring toward her sixth national title. Literally.
With a 1.75-point lead after Friday, the first of two days of competition, she’s in place to win another championship. Even when she struggled with routines featuring unprecedented difficulty, she continued proving she’s the best gymnast in the world.
That was best exemplified in her performance on the balance beam. When she landed her dismount, she made history becoming the first gymnast to land a double-twisting double somersault.
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It’s so unreal that you have to watch it more than once to try to see everything she packed into her dismount.
Her first night of competition was far from perfect in her eyes, but the fact that she still has the lead by so much shows just how next-level her skillset is. While trying a new move on floor exercise, she fell and said at that moment, she was ready to walk off and scratch the rest of the meet.
“I’m still really upset about floor,” she said. “I did end on a good note, so that makes me happy. But I’m still disappointed about floor.
“I still get really frustrated because I know how good I am and how well I can do,” Biles added, “so I just want to do the best routine for the audience and for myself out here.”
Nationals for women continue Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
SOURCE: For The Win, Michelle R. Martinelli