US Olympic champion Simone Biles competing on the balance beam at women’s all-around gymnastics qualification at Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Shutterstock).
US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles made history twice over the past weekend at the 2019 US Gymnastics Championship, where she took home a sixth national title.
During the competition in Kansas City, Biles made history on August 9 by performing a double-double dismount, which are two twists and two somersaults, off of a balance beam, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The same day, the 22-year-old gymnast performed a triple-double during the championship, two flips and three full twists, but did not stick the landing. On August 11, she attempted it again and completed it, NPR reported. Biles is the first woman to complete the triple-double in competition.
This is not the first time Biles has made history in the US Olympics. In 2018, Biles became the first woman to…
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