Simone Biles became the first-ever female gymnast to attempt and land a triple-twisting, double-flip in a floor routine during competition at the US Gymnastic National Championships this weekend.
Biles continues to break records and establish herself as one of the greatest ever gymnasts in history and this weekends' national championships was no different.
Her performance on the floor was nothing short of spectacular as she landed the first-ever triple-double or double backflip with three twists.
The admitted perfectionist did not have the greatest of starts to her competition on Friday, but her performance over the weekend was enough to secure her sixth national title in seven years.
This wrote her into history as only the second American woman in 70 years to win six all-around national championships with Clara Schroth Lomady the first to achieve the feat in 1952.
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The 22-year-old finished with a points total of 118.500 with her closest competitor, Sunisa Lee, five points behind while third-placed Grace McCallum was nearly eight points behind the four-time Olympic champion.
The 14-time world champion made history in not one but two events during the competition, also becoming the first gymnast to attempt and land a double-double dismount from the high beam.
"I'm really happy with the beam dismount and how it's come along
"If you had asked me [two weeks ago] if I were going to complete it, I would have said no," she said after the event.
She brought her record-breaking weekend to a close with gold in the floor, vault, and beam events, with third place on bars.
Already having achieved so much a year out from her final Olympics in Tokyo 2020, it begs the question: what more can we expect from this superstar athlete? Surely no one could come close to bringing her streak of 20 all-round competition titles to an end?News Now - Sport News