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Gymnast Simone Biles is nicknamed the Greatest Of All Time after nailing two never-before-seen moves

Staff writers, August 12, 2019 6:00PM Kids News

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Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City. Picture: AP media_cameraSimone Biles competes on the balance beam at the US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City. Picture: AP

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US gymnast Simone Biles has been nicknamed the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) after performing two never-before-seen moves this week.

After becoming the first gymnast to ever attempt and successfully land a double-twisting, double-somersault dismount* from the balance beam, she took things to new heights during her floor routine at the US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri.

Biles, 22, who has won four Olympic gold medals, became the first woman to ever land a triple-double (two flips and three twists) in competition.

Not only did she nail the landing, she made the extremely difficult move look effortless.

Simone Biles nails never before seen move

However, Biles continues to set her sights on achieving more.

“I still get really frustrated because I know how good I am and how well I can do,” Biles said. “So I just want to do the best routine for the audience and for myself out there.”

Biles went on to win her sixth national title, making her the first person to achieve that feat* in almost 70 years.

U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2019 - Day 4 media_cameraSimone Biles during her beam routine. Picture: Getty Images

GLOSSARY

  • dismount: getting off something
  • feat: achievement

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