Simone Biles is no stranger to making history.
Over the weekend, she did it again, landing a Yurchenko double pike at the U.S. Classic. She is the first woman ever to land the move in competition.
The first woman in history to land a Yurchenko double pike in competition.Our jaws are on the floor. @Simone_Biles is still in the air. #USClassic pic.twitter.com/CmJYRidtfo— Team USA (@TeamUSA) May 23, 2021
The first woman in history to land a Yurchenko double pike in competition.Our jaws are on the floor. @Simone_Biles is still in the air. #USClassic pic.twitter.com/CmJYRidtfo
The 24-year-old gymnast has been teasing the pike for a little over a year on social media, finally debuting the vault in competition on Saturday.
Biles rounded out her meet with only minor errors on the uneven bars and floor, topping the podium in Indianapolis with an all-around score of 58.4 points.
The U.S. Classic marked Biles’ first time back in competition since 2019.
Biles, a mainstay on the national team, will now have a few months to prepare for what is thought to be her final Olympic games, where she’ll look to add to her five medals from 2016.