When she successfully completes it in competition, it will probably be named Seriously Simone, What the Hell. “This week, they’re starting getting their skills back and having a little bit more fun at the gym,” Biles’s coach Cecile Landi told the Olympic Channel two weeks ago of her athletes, which is like saying, “This week, Mich is exploring primary colors,” two weeks before Michelangelo releases preliminary sketches for the Sistine Chapel.
Less than one year ago, Simone Biles became the first person in history to perform a double-double dismount (a double salto backward tucks with 2/1 twist) on the balance beam in competition.
It'’ an exceptionally brave week for Biles out of the gym as well—on Monday she was named as a plaintiff in a public court filing for the very first time in the sexual abuse lawsuit involving USA Gymnastics and the U. S. Olympic Committee.
In a new video on Instagram and Twitter, Simone Biles handsprings twice on a balance beam, then throws herself into the air looking like a slinky being shot out of a geyser before landing in the dismount pit at her gym.
Biles, as well as over 100 other athletes who are survivors of the serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, are part of an ongoing lawsuit against the organizations in the wake of the abuse case.
The same week, she became the first woman in history to perform a triple-double (a double salto backward tuck with 3/1 twist) during a floor routine.
That’s a week for Simone Biles—springing along a thin wooden beam toward history and defying institutions that cover up the abuse of women and girls.
Watching this on loop! https://t.co/VL1yWZa8Yw— Glamour (@glamourmag) June 19, 2020
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