Simone Biles, 22 year old Olympian has done it once again! Biles is the first person to make history in landing a double-double dismount from the beam. The U.S. Gymnastics Championship took place Friday in Kansas City, Missouri and you had to be there to see her do the unstoppable! There’s no doubt in our mind that she couldn’t pull this off, why? because she is the GOAT. The Lebron James of Gymnastics, there is no stopping her as she’s striving to win her sixth national title.
With critics coming Biles’ way she had no choice but to make them pay attention. She practiced in a leotard with the word ‘goat’ on it, and if any of you don’t know— it means the greatest of all time. This term isn’t thrown around lightly and you’d have to seriously be putting in work for it to suffice at how hard you’ve been working! Biles being 22 years young and applying this much pressure is impeccable and she’s always the first to do so.
Biles, I’m sure is told ‘how much of the best’ she is very often, but nothing equals up to the confidence you have in yourself and knowing you’re the best to ever do it. “You’ll go your entire career and everybody will tell you you’re great. But the minute you say you’re good, people are like, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re so cocky! Cancel her, or this or that,” Biles told USA Today in a recent interview. Nothing beats setting a goal and accomplishing it and being proud of how hard you’ve worked to get to where you are. “There should be times where we can celebrate whenever we do a good routine. Or if you’ve been on a winning streak for a year. I think it’s something you should have pride in. Not be cocky about it, but have pride in it” Biles said.
With Simone representing Team USA in the up and coming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we can anticipate ‘the never cocky but confident’ demeanor she possesses to win in this competition too.
Update: On Sunday, the 22-year-old accomplished landing at triple-double during the floor exercises. Biles made history (AGAIN!!) as she became the first woman to ever hit a double back-flip with three twists in competition. This phenomenal feat earned the celebrated gymnast her 6th U.S. All-Around Gymnastics Title.
By: Aaliyah Ford
Featured Photo: Charlie Riedel