You may or may not have heard, but Texan gymnast, Simone Biles, continues to make history for this country. For as long as we can remember she's been smashing records and setting a new standard. A while back she became the first-ever gymnast to attempt, and successfully land, a double-double dismount from a high-beam. Then she became the first woman to ever land a triple-double in competition during her floor routine. All in the same week. Her talent knows no bounds.
And it seems she's now responsible for what is possibly one of the greatest revamps of a challenge yet: The Handstand Challenge, but unlike Tom Holland, Biles has opted to increase the difficulty by taking off her pants instead of her shirt. Talk about superhuman!
Keep scrolling to see the amazing video... she makes it look so easy.
Simone Biles is an American treasure.At the ripe age of twenty-two, Simone has quickly become one of the most talented and successful gymnasts in the world.
She rose to fame in the 2016 Summer Olympics.Having practiced gymnastics since the age of 6, Biles has grown and worked hard to become a 5-time Olympic medalist and fourteen-time world champion.
Though life hasn't always been easy for Simone.
When she was 6, Simone and her younger sister, Adria, were adopted by their maternal grandparents.Her grandfather, Ron, and grandmother, Nellie, took the girls in as their own, and even suggested that they call them "mom" and "dad." Speaking to Texas Monthly, Simone recalled the moment that her parents permitted for their titles to be changed: "She said, ‘It’s up to you guys. If you want to, you can call us mom and dad.' I went upstairs and tried practicing it in the mirror—‘mom, dad, mom, dad.’ Then I went downstairs, and she was in the kitchen. I looked up at her and I was like, ‘mom?’ She said, ‘Yes!’ "
She started practicing gymnastics at a young age.
Biles went from strength to strength.With continual training from her coach, Aimee Boorman, Simone went on to compete in, and win, fourteen world championships. Despite her small 4 foot, 8 inch frame, Simone's explosive energy, dazzling performances, and outstanding gymnastic abilities made her larger than life and quickly drew in attention from all over the world.
She has grown to become one of our country's greatest Olympic champions.In 2016, Biles won four gold medals at her first Olympic Games in Rio: 3 individual and 1 team, tying her with 4 other gymnasts for the Olympic record for the most gold medals won by a female gymnast in a single game.
After the Olympics, however, Simone took a year out.Simone was becoming burnt out, and she took the decision to step out of the gym for twelve months, telling The Guardian that “I was so physically exhausted that I needed the break. Mentally and physically – I had earned it."
She has been open about attending therapy.
But, in typical Biles fashion, the gymnast came back in full force.The 2018 World Championships were Biles’ grand return to competition after her year out and, despite a few falls during her performances, she came out on top. The margin of victory, even accounting for Biles’ first falls in more than sixty career routines in the Olympics or world championships, marked the largest of her four all-around world titles.
And then, the gymnast returned to our headlines.At the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championship in Kansas City, Missouri, the 5-time Olympic medalist made history by becoming the first-ever gymnast to land a double-twisting, double somersault dismount from the balance beam in a match.
And she didn't stop there...The very next day, Biles went on to become the first woman to perfect the triple-twist, double-flip move in her first pass on floor.
And one of these moves may even be named after the gymnast.According to Team USA, if Simone replicates the double-double dismount from the balance beam at the international meet in October, the move will be named after her - The Biles.
And, of course, Biles has remained as humble as ever.said: "It wasn't as good as in training. I'm just happy that I landed it because I feel like after night one, my confidence got shot down. So I was really worried about it going into today, that's all I could worry about. So I was really happy."
Her sheer talent is breathtaking.
sometimes i'm like oh man being a comedy writer is so hard all the jokes have been done and then simone biles is ju… https://t.co/kHVY1yoGbD— Rachel Wenitsky (@Rachel Wenitsky)1565581994.0
And, just when we thought that her talent couldn't be any more extraordinary...
Last year, Biles overtook two record holders.
And if that wasn't enough, Biles has recently decided to amaze us yet again.
And, as a gymnast, this is right up her street.
Women all around the world have taken it upon themselves to follow in Biles' footsteps...
@Simone_Biles Challenge accepted ❤️ https://t.co/4UUkwb4qg0— Alex✨💛 (@Alex✨💛)1586709620.0
And this user also wowed us with her talent.
@Simone_Biles SAME!!!! https://t.co/PPnxUqAOel— jo (@jo)1586639634.0
I wonder if Tom Holland has seen this video yet...
@Simone_Biles No.— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1586653494.0
And Chrissy Teigan also had her say:
@Simone_Biles Simone I have to lay down and have someone else do it normally— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1586648842.0
Others agreed with those comments...My core strength is seriously lacking to the point where I couldn't even do a handstand for 5 seconds, let alone complete the task at hand.
But check out the full video of Simone Biles absolutely smashing it:
handstand challenge 🤷🏾♀️ https://t.co/D11uhLoG37— Simone Biles (@Simone Biles)1586639154.0