Simone Biles Makes History by Landing Yurchenko Double Pike Vault in Competition at U.S. Classic

Simone Biles performs her balance beam routine during the U.S. Classic gymnastics competition in Indianapolis May 22, 2021. (AJ MAST, AP)

Simone Biles is always finding new ways to top herself!

The five-time Olympic medalist, 24, participated in the U.S. Classic on Saturday, marking the first time the gymnast has competed in over a year. During her last outing at the 2019 World Championships, Biles won her fifth all-around title.

Ahead of the competition this weekend, gymnastics fans were eager to see if Biles would attempt the Yurchenko double pike, a challenging vault the athlete has been working on since last year.

During a training session on Friday, Biles was seen practicing the move, which has never been done by a female gymnast in competition, according to The Washington Post.

And on Saturday, Biles, who had a goat (a reference to greatest of all time) rhinestoned on her leotard, landed the difficult move, earning a total score of 16.1. With the impressive feat, she officially became the first woman to complete the Yurchenko double pike in a competition.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE Magazine, Maria Pasquini