Simone Biles Historic Triple-Double In Extreme Slow Motion Is Mind-Boggling

In 2019, a young lady named Simone Biles, aged 22, made history at the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Championships. She became the first woman to ever land a triple-double in competition.

This unbelievable move involves two full flips and three full twists before landing. Simone executed the move as the first tumbling pass of her floor routine.

Here it is in a tweet if it’s easier for you to watch it on Twitter.

Can you imagine her joy as she landed this move? I can’t even imagine how she was able to finish her routine. In fact, I’d have been jumping up and down with joy. However, that’s why she’s a pro and I’m not. Ha.

Watch this move below (not in slow motion).

Who Is Simone Biles?

To date, Simone is the most decorated American gymnast, according to Biography.com. She was born in Ohio in 1997 and her gymnastic skills revealed themselves when Simone was very young.

Simone Biles triple double jump
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Because her mother struggled with substance abuse, Simone and her younger sister Adria were raised by their grandparents, Ron and Nellie. The grandparents eventually adopted their granddaughters, and the girls actually call Nellie “Mom.” Simone says that her grandmother “encourages me and never lets me feel down about something for too long.”

How tall is Simone Biles? She’s 4’8″ tall.

Simone Biles Book

In 2016, Simone co-authored a book with Mary Lou Retton and Michelle Burford. “Courage to Soar” is more than a book about Simone’s success in Olympic gymnastics. The Simone Biles book chronicles her reliance on her faith and the trials that carried her from a childhood in foster care to Olympic success.

Simone Biles Courage to Soar book cover

You can also watch the Lifetime movie “The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar” on Amazon.

The Beginning

When she was in daycare in her hometown of Spring, Texas, Simone visited a gymnastics center while on a field trip. She shares that while at the gymnastics center, she imitated the other gymnasts and a coach noticed. The staff at the gym sent a letter home with Simone suggesting that she join gymnastics or tumbling.

Isn’t it amazing how things just sort of occur in life due to random events? I’ve seen this over and over. Incredible.

Shocking Sexual Assault Allegations

In January 2018, Simone revealed that she was one of the young women who had been molested by Larry Nassar, the former U.S.A. Olympic Gymnastics team doctor. Nassar received a sentence of 60 years in prison on child pornography charges, plus 25-40 years for criminal sexual conduct.

Simone Biles Facts: Awards and Olympic Medals

Although she’s only 22, experts regard Simone Biles as one of the greatest gymnasts who has ever lived. She has already won five Olympic medals, four of them gold, and she hopes to win more gold medals at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.

At the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, she helped lead her team—nicknamed “The Final Five”—to victory. Simone won gold in the vault, floor exercise, and the individual all-around. She earned a bronze medal in the category of the balance beam.

In the fall of 2019, Simone won her 25th World Championship medal, setting another record.

Simone Biles has won a total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals.

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