Simone Biles makes history at world championships after nailing two historic moves
Athlete and gymnast Simone Biles has made history at the world championships after nailing two historic moves in Stuttgart, Germany.
On Saturday, October 5 at the world championships in Stuttgart in Germany, Biles successfully landing a triple-double during her floor routine and then a double-double dismount on the balance beam.
These moves earned the 22-year-old a huge round of applause from the audience, and USA Gymnastics has now confirmed that her incredible feat will henceforth be known among gymnasts as the 'Biles II' in her honour.
Despite her incredible achievements and accolades, Biles has maintained that she wants to remain humble.
In a recent interview with during a press conference before the 2019 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Germany, she stated: "If I were to label myself as a superstar, it would bring more expectations on me and I would feel pressured, more in the limelight, rather than now."
Check out Simone's incredible manoeuvre in the video below:
She added: "I just go out there and compete. I try to represent Simone… not ‘Simone Biles’ whenever I go out there. Because at the end of the day, I’m still a human being before I’m ‘Simone Biles, the superstar.'"
2019 has been an incredible year for Biles, who earlier became the first female gymnast to ever land the triple-double at the USA Gymnastics Championship. Not only that, but she's now officially the first woman to even attempt a double-double dismount move in competition.
Watch one of Simone's incredible beam dismounts below: