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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 06:59 PM

Simone Biles just became the first gymnast to land a double-double dismount, and it's incredible

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/10/us/simone-biles-double-double-trnd/index.html



(CNN)Simone Biles just made history. Again.

The 22-year-old just became the first gymnast to ever attempt and land a double-twisting, double somersault dismount off the balance beam, according to Team USA.
It's jaw-dropping.







It seriously doesn't get old.
The five-time Olympic medalist and 14-time world champion completed the move on Friday at the 2019 US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri.
Earlier in the day, Biles became the first woman to attempt a triple-double -- two flips and three twists in the air -- in competition during the floor exercise. But the gymnast just missed the landing, falling forward.
Biles expressed frustrations after her miss, saying she was "pissed off," according to Team USA.
But just a few hours later, she completed the double-double dismount, so it doesn't seem as though the star is letting anything hold her back.
Biles is currently in first place at the two-day competition, almost two points ahead of the second-place contender.
The tournament will continue on Sunday, and Biles is expected to win her sixth US title, something that no woman has done since Clara Schroth Lomady in 1952.


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Reply Simone Biles just became the first gymnast to land a double-double dismount, and it's incredible (Original post)
IronLionZion Aug 2019 OP
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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:04 PM

1. Absolutely perfect

Magnificent

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:05 PM

2. Amazing

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:10 PM

3. +she just keeps improving on herself !

And that big smile she has
bet she smiled big Friday

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:12 PM

4. WOW

amazing!

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:16 PM

5. cough cough ...alien...seriously she is superhuman

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:19 PM

6. I love this woman.

Beauty and Grace.

Brava!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:21 PM

7. GUTS! Courage! Confidence! Then comes skill.

GUTS! Courage! Confidence! Then comes skill.

All recognition to her. Well deserved.

All I can imagine for me would be something getting badly broken.

It would not be the balance beam getting broken.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:27 PM

8. KR NT

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:32 PM

9. and here we have ANOTHER GOAT in her sport.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:33 PM

10. Damn!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:34 PM

11. I have no words. That woman is...

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:36 PM

12. Astounding! And not just the dismount.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:37 PM

13. Awesome!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:47 PM

14. Beyond incredible !!!

That was fantastic!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:53 PM

15. Great

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 07:53 PM

16. Just jaw dropping

Amazing!!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 08:01 PM

17. I'm feeling rather old & fragile watching this!

Just astonishing, what an amazing 'hold my beer' performance!

See that nonchalant front somersault at 24s? Crazy!




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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 08:02 PM

18. gee wilikers !

But I want to know how she did those spins and didn't throw up, much less fall off




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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 08:05 PM

19. Brava Simone! We are All so Proud of You!

Without a doubt, she’s the best in the world!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 08:16 PM

20. That is awesome!

Grace, poise and amazing skill.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 08:22 PM

21. Major props to her. I remember trying to walk the balance beam in 9th grade phys ed

and I was just frozen, even though I was only 3 feet off the ground and there was a big old mat underneath. The skill required is astounding.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 08:44 PM

22. Whut



That is incredible

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:21 PM

24. That looks like fun. I'm gonna try it. Thump, thumpity-thump, clunk. Ow.

Gonna need a paramedic over here.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:24 PM

25. Great!

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:30 PM

26. Awe-inspiring!

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:47 PM

27. Chokes me up to witness such vast, precise power and beauty.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:04 PM

28. What a breath taking performance!

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Response to wendyb-NC (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 01:25 AM

29. in deed, this amazing young lady makes it seem like it's cakewalk

was so good i had to watch it several times..all a blur but the slo-mo really enables you to see a glimpse of the difficulty of this dismount. Impressive!! And wonderful they will name it after her - another Biletic move!

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Response to onetexan (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 09:40 AM

34. Right! So many twists and turns to execute it becomes just a blur...

How do the judges even? Unless they slow it down on a replay for them but do they do that?

Anyway, what a fantastic performance!

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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 01:44 AM

30. Terrific. nt

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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 02:50 AM

31. Holy Cow

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 02:52 AM

32. Wow, that's fantastic!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 09:21 AM

33. Why one human tears us down

Another one lifts us up. Thank you simone and all the others who keep showing us how to soar..

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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 09:49 AM

35. She is amazing!

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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 11:08 AM

36. Wow!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 11:17 AM

37. You go girl!

She's so amazing and talented

Thanks everyone for getting this to the top of the greatest page

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 11:37 AM

38. In AWE

Wonderful athlete!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 11:54 AM

39. Something to be proud of in the awful times.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 01:03 PM

40. Simone Biles makes America great

definitely the type of American our country can be proud of.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:27 PM

41. Wow! She is just incredible!

It is so great to have people like Simone who can make you beam with pride for Team USA in contrast to the constant embarrassment we have to endure from Trump and the republicans. Way to go, Simone!

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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:31 PM

42. The kid is hot tonight!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 06:33 PM

43. She is soooo amazing!

I am a 54 year old woman with lots of hip and back problems, so I kind of see her as an inspiration. No, i will never be able to do the amazing feats she does, even when I WAS her age I could not, but thinking of her and how she moves so fluidly and like magic! really helps me when I have stooped down and am having a hard time getting up!

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