‘Still In Awe’: Simone Biles Makes History Twice With Gravity-Defying Moves at Gymnastics Championships

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Simone Biles really shook things up in Kansas City, Missouri, at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which wrapped up on Sunday.

Not only did Biles win the overall title for the sixth year in a row, she made history twice during the competition with two gravity-defying moves.

Simone Biles broke history twice during the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. (Photo: Jamie Squire / Getty Images Sport via Getty Images)

The first one came Friday on the balance beam, where Biles capped off her routine with a double-double dismount, which is two flips and two twists, never before done in competition.

She also performed the move flawlessly and stuck her landing as if it required the least amount of effort, then flashed a huge smile.

But the 22-year-old wasn’t done there, because on Sunday during her floor exercise she became the first gymnast to ever complete a triple-double, two backflips and three twists.

She first tried to land the move on Friday but missed, however, that wasn’t the case on Sunday.

But even before Biles broke history in the floor routine, she seemed to stun the announcers right off with a complicated high-flying somersault, which came in her very first move.

“Money,” one of them said, as a way to say her series of flips were perfect.

Then once Biles landed the triple-double, the announcers were somewhat speechless, but one of them eventually praised her.

“Simone has enough gold medals at home. Someone give this girl a crown,” said the commentator. “I mean, absolutely incredible.”

In the end, Biles won the floor exercise, the balance beam and vault. She also came in third in the uneven bars, which gave her a total score of 118.50 to win the whole thing.

“I was a lot happier today,” Biles said to reporters after her spectacular Sunday performance. “I feel I haven’t been as confident on bars this year as I was last year. To finally do a good routine like I can do it, I was really happy. I was very happy and the last event, so I was like, ‘Thank God we’re done.’”

The Texas native’s fans had a lot to say about the history making moves online.

“Congratulations to the best ever gymnast in the world,” someone wrote on YouTube. “I was and am still in awe of what we watched last night.”

“I had to watch this a 1/4 speed to understand the grace and difficulty she just pulled off,” another person commented.

Biles will soon be heading to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which will reportedly be her last. She already has five Olympic gold medals and 14 world championships to her name.

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