Even if you don't pay too much attention to competitive gymnastics, you probably already know that Simone Biles is a badass. In the 2016 Olympics, Biles managed to take home the gold medal for all-around, vault, and floor. But the powerhouse is showing no signs of slowing down - just this week at the GK U.S. Classic in Louiseville Kentucky, not only did Biles win the all-around title (her fourth at this point) - but she did something that had the internet picking its jaw off the floor.
Biles attempted what's called a triple-twisting double back. That's two twists and three flips, all while remaining in a tucked position. And not only did she land it flawlessly - it's been revealed that this feat has never been successfully attempted in a gymnastics costume - ever.
Born 14th March 1997, Simone Biles is one of the most talented athletes of all time.
via: Getty ImagesBiles had a childhood that was anything but easy, with two parents with addiction issues that left her and her siblings in and out of foster care. Finding her passion, though, she first started in competitive gymnastics at the age of six.
Biles first rose to worldwide prominence in the 2016 Olympics.
via: Getty ImagesShe was part of the U.S. Team known as the Final Five and ended up winning the individual all-round, vault, and floor gold medals - pretty incredible stuff.
Biles is also just an all-round queen.
We mean...Even if you aren't into sports or fitness, you have to admit that this woman is incredibly inspiring.
And just to reel off a couple more achievements...Biles is a four-time all-round World champion, four-time World floor exercise champion, and a five-time all-around USA champion. With a combined total of twenty-five Olympic and World Champion medals, Biles is the most decorated gymnast in the USA. Oh, and she's only twenty-two.
It's safe to say that you shouldn't be fooled by her spangly costumes.
via: Getty ImagesBiles is no fairy princess - in fact, she's probably one of the fittest and strongest athletes working today.
But, this weekend, she surpassed herself.
@olympicchannel @Simone_Biles @gymnastics It literally doesn't make sense https://t.co/mT5u2bff39— Edward Miller MD (@Edward Miller MD)1563560637.0
Because what Biles achieved was beyond anything ever seen before.
@olympicchannel @Simone_Biles @gymnastics We now go live to @jvn https://t.co/fGglDkmtpx— Stephanie Levy (@Stephanie Levy)1563557163.0
Here are some of the mind-bending images from her routine.
@Simone_Biles We've come to expect it but it really is INCREDIBLE that Simone keeps getting better and better and c… https://t.co/gD31ITLu9N— FloGymnastics (@FloGymnastics)1563673507.0
Take a look.
Practicing moves that you're the only person to do in history ✔️ @Simone_Biles is 💰 on the floor. #GKClassic https://t.co/kdFFuK77q4— Team USA (@Team USA)1563554726.0
Biles ended up leaving the triple-double out of her final routine.But she did include a different, brand new move. She's already famous for "The Biles" - a double layout with a half turn. But she added an extra front layout to her already signature move this weekend.
This meant that she performed not one, but two unseen feats, in a matter of hours.And, thankfully, unlike many high-performing females, Biles didn't see the need to be humble about her achievements. Rightly so!
There are some huge Biles-fans out there.
My mom met @Simone_Biles’s mom. https://t.co/GHNUjRiEZE— Kayla (@Kayla)1563652952.0
But people pointed to Biles' athletic achievements above any tabloid gossip.
@olympicchannel @Simone_Biles @gymnastics Well.... there it is. As usual, she not only performs it, but performs i… https://t.co/H7eEO8C4P1— BrookwoodMrKling (@BrookwoodMrKling)1563554329.0
Many are feeling emotional about Biles's achievements.
@olympicchannel @thegymterdotnet @Simone_Biles @gymnastics I can't handle it. We don't deserve her 😣— Stefanie Shea (@Stefanie Shea)1563557774.0
But it's not just what she does.
@jel_rionuevo @olympicchannel @gymnastics RIGHT! She totally could. I’m waiting for her to throw a triple back 😂— GymNerd (@GymNerd)1563568967.0
Of course, Biles took home gold.
Simone doing what Simone does best - WINNING! Senior #GKClassic all-around champion! 🥇 Simone Biles - 60.000 🥈 Rile… https://t.co/khiisFK50k— USA Gymnastics (@USA Gymnastics)1563670395.0
And Biles fans have a lot to look forward to.
We live in the time of Simone Biles. https://t.co/Ml06RuQ3c1— GymCastic (@GymCastic)1563667699.0
Here's the video that has set the internet on fire.
"And she... oup!" 😲 A triple double on floor from @Simone_Biles. Although she doesn't plan to compete this weekend… https://t.co/A2IKK1ucS9— Olympic Channel (@Olympic Channel)1563553125.0