She's just pulling out never-before-done dismounts.

By Christopher Luu
Jun 17, 2020 @ 5:52 pm
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Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is so good at what she does that she's got moves named after her. But she's not slowing down anytime soon. With plans to compete at the Tokyo games in 2021 (sorry, Tokyo 2020), Biles is showing that the only real competition out there is herself. In a new Twitter post, she showed off a move that's never been done before — and it could be too dangerous for the actual Olympics.

Simone Biles FIG 2019
Credit: Laurence Griffiths / Staff

Like many people, Biles is self-quarantining, but unlike most people, she's still putting in the Olympic-caliber training that's part of her work-from-home schedule. She's officially back in the gym and that comes with some bragging rights. The Olympic Channel called her latest move a "triple-twisting double back off the balance beam." It's never been done before and like the champion she is, she offered up the clip with a very humble caption: "sometimes I flip and what not." 

"This week, they're starting getting their skills back and having a little bit more fun at the gym," Cecile Landi, who, along with her husband Laurent, coaches Biles, told the Olympic channel.

Biles confirmed that she plans to dominate the Olympics all over again, much like she did at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. 

"I feel that I didn't come this far to just give up," Biles said in an interview with BBC Sport back in April. "I want to be the one who makes the decision if I'm done with the sport or not."

Biles is taking issue with her latest move, however. As impressive as it is, the International Gymnastics Federation deemed the move "too dangerous." She landed a similar move (less one twist) last year and was faced with a surprisingly low difficulty rating, which she saw as the federation telling her to step things back.

"They keep asking us to do more difficulty and to give more artistry, give more harder skills," Biles said at the World Artistic Gymnastics Champions in Stuttgart, Germany. "So we do, and then they don't credit it, and I don't think that's fair."