Watch Simone Biles pull off a move no woman has done in a gymnastics competition – NBC Chicago
Simone Biles continues to bring her A-game!
The 24-year-old gymnast wowed fans on Saturday when she landed double pike Yurchenko on the jump at the US Classic in Indianapolis – a move no woman had previously performed in competition.
In the video, Biles backflashed out of the vault and made two full rotations in pike position before he landed.
Biles had also been captured on camera making the move Friday during podium training for the US Classic, an event that marked his first return to competition in 18 months.
Biles told reporters on a post-practice podium call that she gave herself a pep talk before showing off her new move on cameras.
“I was like, ‘It’s okay, I’ve done it so many times, I’ve been doing it for months now,'” she said, according to NBC Sports.
She previously hinted that she was practicing double pike Yurchenko in a Twitter video in February 2020:
Fans on Friday were excited to see Biles show off his new move.
“When it comes to body mechanics, this woman is just shy when it comes to us mere mortals. Throw away the record books,” a fan wrote on Twitter.
“I did this when a car hit me while I was riding my bike. I didn’t stick the landing, but,” another fan joked. Twitter.
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