Let it be known that Simone Biles is #BlackGirlMagic combined with lightening, topped off with a healthy amount of fierceness to leave grown women in awe.
Don’t let her sweet smile, her age, or that small stature fool you. This young woman has absolutely dominated the 2016 Olympics and to be perfectly honest, no one is really surprised. After taking the gold in the Women’s Vault, Woman’s Team All-Around, Women’s Floor Exercise, and Women’s Individual All-Around making her the first female gymnast to win more gold medals at a single world championship since Ludmilla Tourischeva back in 1974.
It’s plain to see that this young woman has her eyes on the prize and won’t be losing her momentum anytime soon. This 19-year-old is not merely the top athlete on the best women’s gymnastics team in the world, defeating Russia and China in the team all-around by a wide margin this past Tuesday, and winning the women’s individual all-around by a solid two points on Thursday. She is not merely better than any other female gymnasts right now.
She is quite possibly the best female gymnast ever. A bold statement for a bold young lady who has been dominating on the beam, floor and vault, and absolutely blowing everyone away when it comes to the all-around. She does more complicated tricks and has absolutely flawless execution… Did we mention that she already has a move named after her?
Since its debut at the 2013 World Championships, “the Biles” has become a staple of her floor routine. It’s a double somersault in a fully outstretched “layout” position, combined with a half-twist in midair. Layouts have been a part of gymnastics since at least the early 1900s, when they were first done by men in tumbling routines. After women got their own individual gymnastics competitions in the 1950s, they began incorporating layouts as well but, whether the move was performed by a man or woman, the physics never seemed to make sense when played back in slow motion. When you watch someone performing a layout, they look totally surreal. And, Biles is no exception.
The golden girl has been racking up first place medals for years with her moves and came to the Olympics with several endorsement deals from major brands like Hersey’s and P&G.
Biles has proven to be very humble about her success but isn’t afraid to shut down haters when necessary.
As the legacy maker said herself: “I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles.”
Now headed back to the States, we expect to see more of this spectacular dynamo on the airwaves and in magazines.
She’s already got us looking forward to watching her at the 2020 Games and seeing what new awesomeness she brings with her.