Simone Biles makes gymnastics, a sport identified for its four-inch beam and gravity-defying tumbling, look simple. Her eight-year all-around successful streak continues, and that alone — and the truth that she is essentially the most embellished gymnast in World Championship historical past — classifies her because the GOAT. On prime of that, and plenty of extra information, she does expertise that no girl has executed earlier than. And, while you land these expertise at a serious competitors (a World Championships or an Olympic Video games, for example) they identify them after you.
If all goes as deliberate, Biles shall be heading to her second Olympic Video games this summer time, and the 24-year-old has 4 signature expertise bearing her identify: two on ground (Biles and Biles 2), one on vault (Biles), and one on beam (Biles). That rely, nevertheless, might enhance to 5 expertise if she does her new Yurchenko double pike vault in Tokyo.
Forward, try footage of the strikes named after Biles to this point, in addition to the fifth potential talent she might declare. Every is given an issue worth within the Girls’s Creative Gymnastics Code of Factors — numerical values for vaults and letters for expertise on each different occasion — or a provisional worth, within the case of Biles’s Yurchenko double pike. She continues to defy the percentages and problem what is feasible within the sport’s rulebooks.