This is a quick post where I tell you why Simone Biles is the greatest gymnasts of all times, in my opinion, but also according to experts.
When you think of females gymnastics, you think of Nadia Comaneci, the young lady who wowed the world with a series of perfect 10.
If you are a gymnastic enthusiast, you may know that there’s another girl who is an alive legend: Simone Biles.
Although I admire Nadia Comaneci for her grace and perfect routines, Simone Biles has reached another level of perfection. She’s simply an alien. Many people now reckon that Simone Biles is the best gymnasts alive, and possibly the best gymnast of all times.
Simone Biles wins everything, every year, in many events.
For starters, let’s have a look at her medal record, which is simply astonishing: 10 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medal within three World Championships editions, 2 golds at a Pacific Rim Championships, and one gold American Cup.
She managed to win medals over four events: All-Around, Floor Exercise, Balance Beam, and Vaul. Plus, she also won some Team event medals. With those numbers, she’s already scored two records.
That’s enough to make Simone Biles the greatest gymnast of all times, at only 19 years of age. But that’s not enough, really.
Simone Biles does things that no one has never done before.
Without going too much into technical details – also because I’m not a gymnastics expert by any means – what you need to know about Simone Biles is that in 2013 she presented a mind-blowing movement that’s now called “The Biles”.
This is a movement that requires speed, strength and power. Something that, Biles admitted, not all her male peers has managed to reproduce on the floor.
On the beam, Simone Biles does a tumbling pass that normally gymnasts do it on the floor, which is much wider than a beam. Well, Simone is the only one in the world who can deliver that movement on a narrow beam.
Another move that she masters is the Amanar move on the vault. Other gymnasts can do it, included our Italian Erika Fasana, but Simone Biles does it with a speed and an elevation when vaulting that’s second to none. In fact, she’s the only one who can do it that way.
Simone Biles is going to make history.
If Simone Biles win three gold medals on three different events, and makes it also to get a medal with the US team, she’s going to be the most awarded gymnast ever. By being only 19 and an unbelievable fast learner, she’s going to amazed the world for many years to come.
She must be a tiny lady, but she’s definitely the greatest gymnast ever existed.