What Makes Simone Biles the World’s Best Gymnast

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  1. Melody Bot

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    This interactive piece from The New York Times on Simone Biles, the US gymnast, is awesome.


    Her signature move is a double layout with a half-twist and a blind landing. When she first performed it in 2013, no one else had ever tried it in competition.

    It’s now officially known as “The Biles.”

     
  2. Kristen

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    She trains at a center in my neighborhood which is pretty cool!
     
  3. DearCory

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    Simone Biles, Amazing.

    Seriously the girl is an absolute beast. Love watching her!
     
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  5. Anticitizen7

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    Gymnasts have signature moves? That's cool, now all they need is cool entrances and a script.
     
  6. PandaBear!

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    She is literally unreal - people have already called her the greatest gymnast of all time. The beam one was the most impressive to me; how the hell they all balance on a 4in wide surface i'll never know, let alone do backflips on it!!!
     
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    Bah Gawd! Biles outta nowhere!
     
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  8. sean_rugy

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    I too am perplexed at the beam. they all have to be ninja's it's the only explanation that makes sense.