Simone Biles performs epic flip as she throws first pitch of the World Series
On Wednesday, record-breaking gymnast Simone Biles stopped by Game 2 of the World Series at Minute Maid Stadium in Houston, and performed the most epic flip before throwing the ceremonial first pitch.
Biles followed former Houston Astros catcher, Brian McCann, who had the honour of throwing out the first pitch at Game 1.
This is the moment Biles wowed the crowd with her terrific first pitch routine at the World Series, kicking off the game between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals:
The four-time Olympic gold medalist performed an effortless backflip and a twist before throwing the ball in the direction of Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick, who caught the ball and signed it for Biles. Naturally, the crowd went wild when they witnessed the impressively executed spectacle.
This isn't the first time the 22-year-old Houston native has thrown the first pitch before a game. Back in 2016, she performed a front flip and twist before throwing the ball at a Houston Astros game.
In spite of her immense success, Biles told NBC Sports ahead of the game that she was "nervous" about her upcoming pitch.
"Gymnastics is the only sport I’ve ever done, so when it comes to anything else, I’m literally terrified," she said. "So, I get more nervous this stuff than competing, which is really weird. So, yeah, hopefully I don't end up on celebrity fails."
The legendary gymnast later tweeted pictures of herself performing the flips, simply writing: "Take it back."
Earlier this month, Biles received praise from far and wide for breaking a record at the gymnastics world championships.
She won gold medals for both her flawless floor routine and performance on the balance beam. Scoring her 24th and 25th gold medals, Biles surpassed the record previously held by male gymnast, Vitaly Scherbo, in the 1990s to become the most-decorated gymnast in history, the New York Times reports.