Simone Biles has two moves named after her while competing in the World Championships
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Congratulations are in order for Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles.
On Saturday (Oct. 5), Biles landed two signature moves during the World Championships that will be named after her. Biles’ triple-double, which consists of a double backflip with three twists, will be known as the “Biles II.” The gymnast also landed her double-dismount on the beam, which consists of a double-twisting double backflip, which will now be called the “Biles.” In order for a gymnast to have a move named after them, they must successfully land it a major competition — World Championships or the Olympics.
“I feel like I’m pretty pleased just because that’s how I train beam, and it finally felt good to go out there and hit a beam routine like I train because I feel like every time I go up to compete for beam, I just bomb it,” Biles told the Olympic Channel. “So it felt really good to just nail it.”
Elsewhere during the night, Biles explained that she is happy with her performance because she did her best. “My goal going into tonight was to not be great … it wasn’t to do great, but just to do well, and I feel like I accomplished that,” she said.
On a more serious note, last month, Biles issued a statement following her brother’s murder conviction. While posting to Twitter, the 22-year-old stated that she is sorry for everyone involved.
“Still having a hard time processing last week’s news,” she wrote as her caption. ”My heart aches for everyone involved, especially for the victims and their families. There is nothing that I can say that will heal anyone’s pain, but I do want to express my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy. I ask everyone to please respect my family’s privacy as we deal with our pain. XO.”
Check out Simone Biles’ moves below.