August 14, 2019
Millions of individuals all over the world witnessed a historic moment at the gymnastics championships on Sunday, thanks to 22-year-old Simone Biles.
The native of Texas thrilled fans by being the first female gymnast to perform the 'triple-double' move in a competition as revealed by Washington Post
The video of the 'tough move' which consists of two flips and three mid-air-twist was televised live during the tournament, and it went viral almost instantly, with many lauding the young gymnast's 'impressive' feat.
Olympic sports Editor/Reporter, Nick Zaccardi, shared a slow-motion version of Simone's clip on his Twitter page and followed it up with an adorning caption which read:
"Simone Biles hits the unprecedented triple-double on the floor exercise."
The post was followed by 'ecstatic' reactions from admirers and even celebrities.
Model and wife to musician John Legend, Chrissy Teigen was among the acclaimers. She commented:
"look at this suuuuuch a fucking badass love this woman."
On the video which was previously shared by Nick.
Another individual who reacted to Simone's feat was fellow gymnast, Madison Kocian. Madison gave a heart-melting comment on Simone's video, which was shared on the NBC Olympics Twitter page. She wrote:
"amazing on the competition floor, but has an even more amazing heart, proud of you @Simone_Biles."
Interestingly, the 22-year-old has not lost an all-around competition in 6 years. Plus, only two men had previously performed the fantastic "triple-double," and now she has joined the league of legends, thus making history.
As reported by Washington Post, Simone said after the incredible performance:
"I'm just happy that I landed it. After Night 1, my confidence got shot down, so I was really worried about it going into today. That's all I could worry about."
Well, it's all celebrations for her as she won the all-around title with 118,500 points thus tying a record 6th U.S. championship.
Next to her was Sunisa Lee who got the silver medal with 113,500 and Grace McCallum, 111,850, bronze.
Simone also earned gold medals on vault, floor and balance beam.