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Simone Biles Just Made History Yet Again By Landing An Outrageously Difficult Vault

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Simone Biles has been wowing the stage for years with her beyond-impressive gymnastic feats.

But this weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana, Biles accomplished something no female gymnast has ever achieved: a Yurchenko double pike vault.

The vault consists of a "roundoff onto the springboard, a back handspring onto the vault and ends with a piked double backflip to the landing."

With a delayed 2020 Olympic games and access to an impressive gymnasium, Biles decided to put her unexpected spare time to good use to perfect her performance.

And Biles was already no stranger to bringing new and better routines to the stage.

Biles first shared her new achievement on Friday during training, drawing all kinds of attention.




And she performed the vault again for the U.S Classic competition on Saturday.

You can watch Simone Biles' impressive vault during competition here:

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The best part for some people was Biles' choice of outfit.

She wore a white leotard with a small goat shaped from rhinestones on the back.

It was meant as a reference to Simone Biles designation as the "GOAT" or "Greatest of All Time."


Visible in the video, Biles races toward the launch board and propels herself into the air, giving herself even more air time than she needed for her multiple flips.

Biles landed with so much momentum, she bounced once before sticking her landing. She received nearly a perfect score due to the vault's difficulty level.

Biles dropped several hints she was working on something big throughout 2020.


Though she teased the vault before she made it public, fans were still plenty surprised and delighted.




At the age of 24, Biles continues to repeatedly lock in her place in gymnastics history.

And with an increasing number of elements being named after the young performer, viewers will be hard-pressed to forget Simone Biles anytime soon.