Simone Biles Is the First Person to Land This Dismount

Gymnast makes history with 'double double' beam dismount
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2019 3:16 PM CDT

Simone Biles made history Friday, becoming the first gymnast ever to pull off a "double double" dismount off the balance beam. As Team USA explains in a press release, the move's full name is "double twisting, double somersault dismount," and no one else had ever even attempted to do it in a competition before, let alone successfully landed it as Biles did. If the 22-year-old can land the move again at an international competition, it will be named after her, Mashable reports. She already has two other skills named for her. As for Friday night, the four-time Olympic gold medalist ended up taking first place at the US Gymnastics Championships. (Earlier this year, Biles spoke out on sexual abuse in the sport.)

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