Simone Biles continues to dominate the world of gymnastics at every turn.
On Thursday, October 12, USA Gymnastics held its selection camp to help advise the selection committee on who they should send to compete in the Gymnastics World Championships in Doha, Qatar.
There was no doubt in anyone's mind that Biles would be included on the committee's final list, but they made the decision even easier for them by showing off a new vault which no woman has ever done before.
This new vault is very similar to one Biles had been using previously, called the Cheng, named for Cheng Fei of China who first performed it in 2005. The Cheng involves "a roundoff onto the board and half turn onto the table—but with only one and a half twists off."
Biles has added an additional half twist off, so she now lands facing away from the table. No woman has ever been capable of landing this vault, and it gives Biles a gigantic leg up in Doha.
Simone things..... feeling a bit tired in your vault warm up - Perfect time to smash a brand new vault not yet in t… https://t.co/criyxTaIYi— Katie Foster (@Katie Foster)1539299925.0
Those who follow gymnastics closely have noted that the completion of this new vault means that Biles has "upgraded" her already impressive program from last year's performance in Rio in all four events.
If Biles can land moves no other gymnast is capable of in every single event, it's basically a ticket straight to the gold medal.
Live look at everybody else who wants to win a vault gold medal between now and #Tokyo2020: https://t.co/1YXat1XhuB— Scott Bregman (@Scott Bregman)1539295597.0
If she performs the move at the World Championship, it's set to be named The Biles.
Even in slow mo @Simone_Biles is 🤯 (🎥: @USAgym) https://t.co/1hoUY2kOHa— Inside Gymnastics (@Inside Gymnastics)1539301259.0
Gymnastics Twitter was in an uproar!
Um, do I spy a RO 1/2 on DOUBLE twist off? #simonethings— Matthew Rusk (@Matthew Rusk)1539294982.0
Wow!! & I see to see this in slooow motion. #SimoneThings 🏆 https://t.co/YEY6rVT2kf— Erika Belle VOTE BLUE Nov. 6th (@Erika Belle VOTE BLUE Nov. 6th)1539456915.0
Meanwhile in other news Simone Biles does a vault that no other woman has ever done.... IN FRIGGIN PRACTICE!!!!! 🤯… https://t.co/lSzfxpfHTX— Imsoooalpha (@Imsoooalpha)1539384391.0
Just watched that slo-mo of Ms. Biles' latest. #SimoneThings Please, may she next compete on the rings so men's g… https://t.co/xJzbunIhGt— AppliedNewtonian (@AppliedNewtonian)1539383784.0
Will there ever be, or has there ever been, anyone as good as Simone Biles?
When all the vaults in the CoP are too easy for you, you make up your own. #SimoneThings #TheBiles— Christina (@Christina)1539302228.0
Casually sticking a new vault. #SimoneThings— Amanda Wijangco (@Amanda Wijangco)1539295704.0
G.O.A.T. #simonethings @Simone_Biles even tired. https://t.co/77kWGhIsku— KymGymnastics (@KymGymnastics)1539307560.0
Biles has already assured her place in the history books.
Good lord! She can do no wrong!! #Unstoppable #Gymspastics #simonethings https://t.co/74Ib2bI7aP— Zoe Lorenzin (@Zoe Lorenzin)1539300999.0
WHAT!? Did you just see that #simonethings #yurchenkohalfonfrntddbloff #USAgym #nailed— The FitNest (@The FitNest)1539295661.0
Nothing to say but incredible 🤯 https://t.co/5f2ZyJ6Xp6 #SimoneThings— Joseph Ellis (@Joseph Ellis)1539391572.0
Congratulations, Simone—we can't wait to watch you in Doha!