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Watch: Simone Biles shows off Olympic form with rare gymnastic move

Watch: Simone Biles shows off Olympic form with rare gymnastic move

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July 16 (UPI) -- Star gymnast Simone Biles displayed her elite athleticism in a video she posted to social media, which showed the four-time Olympic gold medalist performing a move she hasn't completed in 10 years. Biles posted the video earlier this week on Twitter. She came into the picture doing a cycle of back handsprings before she launched herself through the air for a double layout. She then jumped into a double tuck to end the acrobatic sequence. Advertisement "Haven't done a double tuck since I was probably 13. Here you go," Biles wrote for the caption on the post. Biles, 23, was scheduled to compete in the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo before the Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. She has 19 World Championship gold medals and arguably is the greatest g...
Watch: Gymnast Simone Biles teases groundbreaking flips

Watch: Gymnast Simone Biles teases groundbreaking flips

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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Superstar gymnast Simone Biles has a new move. She posted a video of the multiple-flip Yurchenko double pike on social media after previously teasing that she could break out the move at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Biles, 22, is widely regarded as the best gymnast in the world and is the most-decorated gymnast of all time. She made history with an American record four gold medals at the 2016 Summer Games. The three-time Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year posted her first video of the move Feb. 3, writing "2020?" She posted another version of the move Thursday night on Twitter. The first video Biles posted of the move featured the gymnast landing in a foam pit. In her newest version, Biles sprinted toward the vault table before doing a flip and ...
Simone Biles breaks silence on brother’s arrest

Simone Biles breaks silence on brother’s arrest

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Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Days after her brother was charged in connection to the deaths of three people, Olympian Simone Biles said she was still trying to process what happened. In a tweet Monday, the four-time Olympic gold medalist said her "heart aches for everyone involved." "There is nothing that I can say that will heal anyone's pain, but I do want to express my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy," she said. Simone broke her silence some four days after her brother Tevin Biles-Thomas was arrested at Fort Stewart, Ga., where he was stationed. Authorities said the charges stem from a Dec. 31, 2018, shooting at an Airbnb rental, which resulted in the deaths of Devaugh Gibson, 23, Delvaunte Johnson, 19, and Toshon Banks, 21. Tevin, 24, has been charged with volu...
Simone Biles learns how to be a Harlem Globetrotter

Simone Biles learns how to be a Harlem Globetrotter

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July 5 (UPI) -- Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles recently worked out with Hammer Harrison to learn how to be a Harlem Globetrotter.Harrison and Biles met up recently at the World Champions Centre near Houston, Texas for the stunt.Biles took Harrison on a tour of the gym, showing the lanky basketball player how to do various gymnastic exercises."So Simone, you are a five-time Olympic medalist, Dancing With the Stars, New York Times bestseller...now there is only one more thing that you need to do to progress to success," Harrison told Biles."And that is to be a Harlem Globetrotter."Harrison then handed off a small Globetrotters jersey to Biles. He also put a red, white and blue headband on her head. The miniature jersey was No. 16.The duo then practiced moving the basketball bet...