News : Simone Biles shows jump that no gymnast could stand before


News :

Simone Biles shows jump that no gymnast could stand before


Backed by a triple bolt, Biles makes a novelty in the gym with her flying show. Right after the exercise, she explains, "I just wanted to see what that looks like."

"Never thought that people can do that"

Runner-up Sunisa Lee can not believe her opponent's performance: "She does things that I never thought people could do."

Even US head coach Tom Forster comes into raptures: "It's a huge thing - no one has ever done that with women before, and it makes it even better than most men."

Biles himself had already tried this incredible jump two days earlier - failed and was annoyed with himself. The 1.42-meter gymnast had to support himself with both arms when landing.

"My self-confidence had suffered"

Two days later then the Sensationsspurng. But while fans, experts and competitors celebrate the athlete, Biles self-critical: "It's not as good as sometimes in training, but I'm happy that I landed on my feet, because my self-confidence has suffered a bit."

With her success in Kansas City Biles won only as a second gymnast the sixth US title in the all-around.


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