Simone Biles Makes History (Again) at U.S. Gymnastics Championships
August 12, 2019
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Simone Biles made history at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships over the weekend, becoming the first-ever woman to land a triple double in competition on the floor. Sports Illustrated reports that the Olympian completed the combination--which consists of a double backflip with three twists--during her floor routine on Sunday, one night after she became the first person ever to land a double-double dismount. Biles ultimately nabbed her sixth all-around U.S. championship title, making her just the second woman in history to do so. Biles is the 2016 Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor gold medalist, and she was on the gold medal-winning team dubbed the "Final Five."