Earlier this year, Simons Biles made history when she became the first woman to land a Yurchenko double pike vault in competition.
Biles has a history of doing things that have never been done in the sport. The 2016 Olympic gold medalist is the best in her sport and she’s going for another gold – or several – in Tokyo this month.
In preparation for her competition, Biles stepped up to the vault this week for a practice run. The favorite to win another gold medal showed why she’s still the best in the world, easily pulling off the trick.
Here she is just casually landing a move that no one else has ever done before.
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After landing that jump in competition earlier this year, she opened up on what was going through her mind.
“I was just thinking, ‘Do it like training. Don’t try to overdo anything,’ because I have a tendency as soon as I raise my hand to overpower things, which I did a little bit, but at least I was still on my feet,” Biles said at the time, via Yahoo Sports. “It’s a new vault. I’m proud of how today went, even though it was a little bit rough and uncharacteristic. But it was OK.”
Biles’ Olympics officially kicks off this weekend when women’s qualifying starts on Sunday.
Can she and Team USA find gold yet again?