Over the weekend, 19-year-old Simone Biles won her fourth straight title in the P&G U.S. gymnastic championships in St. Louis. She’s the first gymnast to complete this accolade in 40 years. Biles topped gymnast Aly Raisman, who won two gold medals at the London Olympics. When talking about her teammate at the Olympic games in Rio, Raisman revealed Biles is a force to be reckoned with.
“Even when the coaches talk to us, they’re like, ‘Don’t even count Simone,’ she explained to USA Today. “‘She’s just in her own league.’”
After Raisman were Lauren Hernandez in third place, Gabby Douglas in fourth place (who took home two gold medals in London like Raisman), and Madison Kocian in fifth place.
Just how did Biles achieve such a high achievement? She was able to impress the judges with complex movements that came across very light as she made it look easy for her to do. She had an almost perfect score on the vault, gaining a 9.9 for her performance. All the judges smiled during her perfect floor exercise routine where she added her unique move named “The Biles” which includes a double flip with a half twist.
See for your own eyes how incredible this young enigma is below: