Simone Biles Has Two Gymnastic Moves Named After Her

October 6, 2019  |  

49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships - Day Two

Source: Laurence Griffiths / Getty

On her journey to become the most decorated gymnast in the world, Simone Biles received an unexpected accolade.  During the world championships in Germany, the 22-year-old astonished the crowd with two jaw-dropping moves that will bear her name.

During her floor routine she did a triple-double that included a double backflip and three twists. She then went to the balance beam and wowed the crowd with a double-double dismount.

The triple double will be deemed “The Biles II,” CNN reports. No word on what the other move will be called.

Once the Federation of International Gymnastics approves it will be official.

“My goal going into tonight was to not be great,” Biles told USA Gymnastics. “It wasn’t to do great, it was to do well, and I feel like I accomplished that.”

Biles already has two other moves named after her, one on a vault and a floor exercise.

MadameNoire Radio

Our staff has picked their favorite stations, take a listen...

Trending on MadameNoire

Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN