Simone Biles continued living her best GOAT life in podium training on Thursday in Tokyo, with the greatest Yurchenko double pike we’ve seen so far from her. Take a look — or twenty:
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 22, 2021
Reminder: This vault has never been attempted by any woman at the Olympics before. For good measure, she also threw her other seemingly impossible skills — the double-double dismount off beam, the triple-double on floor, and her double layout-half. Those three skills are named after her already, and if she competes the Yurchenko double pike at the Games, it will be too.
It’s getting increasingly hard to sum up Simone’s dominance and superhero tendencies into words, but Australian gymnast Heath Thorpe did his best:
IOC said no spectators so @Simone_Biles said i’ll just bring my own biles family… yurchenko double pike, double double off beam, triple double and double lay half on floor. #SimoneBiles https://t.co/Vt0WrOvhFr
— Heath Thorpe (@thorpeheath) July 22, 2021
Biles now has her own emoji as well, which should help us all when we run out of the words we need:
— Twitter Sports (@TwitterSports) July 21, 2021
Podium training is the official practice for all gymnasts in the competition venue before the Olympics starts. The men’s qualifications will begin on Friday night eastern time, while the women will start on Saturday night. The U.S. women compete at 2:10 a.m. ET on Sunday morning, in subdivision three. You can watch it on livestream here.