Gymnastic sensation Simone Biles has made history again with two new moves, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate her most awe-inspiring moments.
Look up ‘perfection’ in the dictionary, and there’s a good chance you’ll see a picture of Simone Biles.
The gymnast’s flawless performances have crystallised her as one of the greatest athletes in the world, and arguably the best her sport has ever seen.
If there were any doubts over her athletic prowess (there really weren’t), Biles is now set to have two brand-new original gymnastics moves named after her.
This isn’t her first time breaking records, either. She already has two moves to her name: one in the floor exercise and one on the vault.
To have a move named after them, a gymnast needs to successfully perform that move in the World Championships or at the Olympics. The newest moves both still need to be approved by the Federation of International Gymnastics, Good Morning America reports.
Here are some of the athlete’s best moments guaranteed to give you “Biles Smiles”.
World Championships 2019: the Biles II
World Championships 2019: the Biles
US Gymnastics Championships 2019: triple somersault
US Gymnastics Championships 2019: somersault dismount on beam
World Championships 2018 Selection: vault
World Championships 2018: floor routine
Rio Olympics 2016: floor routine
Biles is well and truly in a league of her own – but she would rather not be called a superstar, she revealed at a press conference last week, according to People Magazine, saying it would leave her feeling “more pressured”.
“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’.”