Simone Biles is a phenomenon in the world of gymnastics and an idol, she is known as one of the best gymnasts on the earth. The way that she moves is what no gymnasts can compare to, as a gold medalist in the Olympics and a US championship record holder. Here are some reasons why we love Simone Biles.
Simone Biles’s records.
Simone is at the top of all disciplines in the world of gymnastics. Her first award was the world championship in Antwerp, Belgium at the age of 16, and was already seen as a great candidate in the gymnastics field. She has won 19 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals even before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics started. She has also won the US championships seven times in a row which has never been done before. One of her soft spots is the uneven bars which it was her favorite before. She had to put a quick pause to the end of her career to see the Tokyo Olympics which is where she will conclude her career.
Biles’s training routine.
Biles’s height is 142cm(4.6 ft) and her weight is 47 kilograms (103.6 Ib), which is the perfect physique for gymnastics. She has a huge muscle mass but her little size, makes her do wonders, and makes her move faster at the preparation of her jumps and somersaults, and be able to show more styles than anyone no matter how small the mat is. Her training routine is very basic just practice again and again. To be in shape for the Olympics in 2020, she has to ensure that every routine is pitch-perfect, she makes sure she trains every day for most of the hours of the day.
The Biles’s elements.
When new elements are invented at international gymnastics competitions, the element’s name is awarded to the person that invented it. And four new elements are given to Simone Biles. And recently, she invented two other elements in 2019 at the world championship at Stuttgart. One of the hardest elements she ever made is the “triple-double” which is a double somersault accompanied by a triple twist at the end. It has been put at the most difficult scale.
Simone Biles speaks out.
One of her favorite disciplines is the floor in the gymnastics world, she stated that it gives the most changes in showcasing herself in full, her characteristics, her personality, and her freestyle. She also shows herself outside the floor by standing up for herself and others with the use of social media and fighting for injustice and inequality like the protests of the black lives matter movement. She also talked about personal matters like when the #MeToo movement occurs about the sexual harassment and abuse in the gymnastics world and her experience of being sexually abused by Larry Nassar, the former physician at the US gymnastics term.
Simone Biles is a role model of our time giving joy and hope to future girls and gymnastics. She will always be honored in the gymnastics world.