Olympic gymnast and six-time all-around champ Simone Biles became the first woman to stick a triple-double during the floor exercise while competing Sunday (August 11) at the United States Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri.
Watch below as Biles raises, then shatters, the bar:
Normal heart rate: ⠀ /\⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ /\ __ / \ __/\__ / \ _ \/⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ \/ When @Simone_Biles becomes the first woman in history to hit a triple-double: ⠀/\⠀ /\⠀ /\ _/ \ /\_/ \ /\_/ \ /\_ ⠀ \/⠀⠀ \/⠀⠀ \/#USGymChamps pic.twitter.com/C4AcN6dMWG— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 12, 2019
The four-time Olympic gold medalist earned her sixth U.S. all-around title on the last night of competition. The history-making moves were such a must-see that even Biles watched the replay on her phone in between rotations, telling USA Gymnastics: “I didn’t want to be the last person to see it.” Biles also won every event at the competition except bars, where she took home the bronze medal.
It seemed last night’s performance was icing on the cake for Biles who, on Friday (August 9), landed a double-double dismount on beam, becoming the first gymnast to even attempt it in competition. “You carry that momentum through the whole entire meet,” Biles told USA Gymnastics. With her all-around title, Biles becomes the first and only woman to win six all-around golds, since Clara Schroth Lomady did so nearly 70 years ago. Biles’ performance Sunday night also solidified her spot on the 2019 U.S. national team.