The greatest gymnast in history has just gotten better.
just landed her Yurchenko double pike in podium training and we are SPEECHLESS,” tweeted NBC
’s Tokyo Olympics
Click here to watch the video:
_Biles @OnHerTurf pic.twitter.com/S9YsasXoXu — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) May 21, 2021
In competition, no female gymnast has ever pulled off the daring move.
Here's a different perspective:
Simone Biles did THAT. (via @NastiaLiukin) @OnHerTurf pic.twitter.com/HtkwAvPcEH — #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) May 21, 2021
legend LeBron James
was among those who were taken aback by the maneuver:
MY GOD @Simone_Biles!! https://t.co/ejJ5hfPaWm
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 21, 2021
Biles seems to have been working on it for a while.
She teased footage of herself landing in a foam pit for the first time in February 2020:
Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) February 3, 2020? pic.twitter.com/3QDjSOPYbH
Then, on a mat, do the following:
I just wanted to drop this here quickly :-) pic.twitter.com/sIx0M112qJ — Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) February 21, 2020