WATCH: How Simone Biles Practiced and Perfected Her Barrier-Breaking Gymnastic Move

Published 09/30/2021, 1:18 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 22: Simone Biles competes on the beam during the 2021 GK U.S. Classic gymnastics competition at the Indiana Convention Center on May 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)


24-year-old Simone Biles, sailing from Columbus, has bagged several medals and titles in her career. She is not only one of the most renowned gymnasts in history but is also an influential entity in the sporting community. Since starting at a young age, the American already has a grand total of 25 World Championship medals.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Performing on the balancing beam and vault, along with taking part in all-around events, she has turned a specialist in her field. Notably, Biles is regarded as an Olympic sensation with 7 medals to her name. Recently, she took the internet by storm, when she pulled off a Yurchenko double pike.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

WATCH STORY- Tiger Woods vs Jack Nicklaus: Who is Richer?

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States poses with the bronze medal during the Women’s Balance Beam Final medal ceremony on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Barrier breaking move from Simone Biles

In a sport that’s all about flexibility and balance, Simone exhibits both qualities effortlessly. Notably, Biles has perfected one of the most challenging moves that many greats have failed at in the past. With consistent hard work and dedication, she perfected a Yurchenko double pike.

As shown in the video, she’s seen performing the move multiple times to get it right. Even though she lost her balance during certain practice sessions, she did not give up. With the help of her coach, she could eventually nail the move with utmost perfection and grace.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

It goes without saying that focus is key to attaining any set goal. Notably, Biles too has always seen to be focussed while performing. To top it all, the momentum in her moment and the grace she displays make her leap seem effortlessly stunning.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Other laurels earned by Biles

At the recent Summer Games held in Tokyo, she addressed one of the most underrated and important aspects of sports. Withdrawing from the majority of her events, citing mental health concerns, she drew attention to its importance that needed the limelight.

Simone Biles competes on the floor at the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics trials in St Louis, Missouri, U.S. June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Out of 5 events, the American decided to only perform in two and won silver and bronze in both her outings, respectively. Even as heavy criticism followed, courtesy of her withdrawal, Biles shushed haters and brought pride upon her nation. In her own way, she made America great again.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

READ ALSO- “Back to 100 percent”: LeBron James Gives Latest Update On His Ankle Injury

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Divya Chaturvedi

125 articles

Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT