Simone Biles Makes More History With An Incredible Beam Dismount

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - AUGUST 09:   Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during the Senior Women's competition of the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at the Sprint Center on August 09, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Simone Biles Makes More History With An Incredible Beam Dismount

The Olympian became the first ever gymnast to land a double-twisting, double somersault.

Published August 11, 2019

Written by Paul Meara

Simone Biles is an icon living.

The history-making gymnast already has numerous moves named after her for being the first to stick them in international competition. Now, she’s close to adding one more.

The five-time Olympic medalist made history on Saturday (August 10) for becoming the first gymnast to attempt and land a double-twisting, double somersault dismount from a balance beam in a match, according to a Team USA press release.

During the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championship in Kansas City, Missouri, Biles ended her one-and-a-half-minute routing with the incredible move, which will be named after her once she completes it during an international meet.

The 22-year-old almost made additional history at Saturday’s competition during her floor routine. She attempted to perform a triple-double – two flips and three twists in the air – however it wasn’t counted due to her hand touching the mat after following forward on the landing.

“I feel like you should never settle just because you are winning or you are at the top,” Biles told The New York Times in an interview last week. “You should always push yourself.”

Biles is expected to win her sixth U.S. title on Sunday, tying Clara Schroth Lomady’s 1952 record.

Watch the history-making dismount below.

Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images


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