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Watch: Simone Biles makes history with first triple-double in floor exercise

Simone Biles

Simone Biles continues to do incredible things on the gymnastics floor.

A day after nailing a double-double in competition, Biles came back and landed the first ever triple-double. The Olympic gold medalist won the all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics National Championships in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend. Her triple-double in the floor exercise on Sunday went viral. A triple-double is a skill that involves three twists and two somersaults in the air.

Here it is in slow motion so you can really get a look at it:

The degree of difficulty is so high for that move; most gymnasts simply cannot physically execute that skill, which gives Biles a huge advantage in scoring, as NBC’s Nick Zaccardi points out.

Biles, who won four gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, has now won six all-around titles at the US Gymnastics Championships. She is also looking to become a five-time World overall champion.


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