Simone Biles's Floor Routines Through the Years Prove She Deserves a Throne Made of Gold
Simone Biles is the Wonder Woman of gymnastics. She's broken so many records that naming them would take up too much of your time, so here's a few: she holds the record for most World Championship medals received by an American gymnast (20) and, as part of Rio's "Final Five," became the first US woman in the sport to win four gold medals at an Olympic Games.
In 2018, Simone became the first woman to earn four world all-around titles. She is also the first gymnast in women's gymnastics since the 1980s to earn a World Championship medal on every event (Yelena Shushunova did it for the Soviet Union back in 1987). And, so far, she's gotten a whopping 19 consecutive all-around titles over the past six years.
Simone, 22, has dominated competitions by two full points before, which is downright impressive considering titles can be determined by mere 10ths of a point. She already has her sights on Tokyo 2020, and given that she does some of the highest-difficulty skills in the sport — plus her unstoppable winning streak — it wouldn't be a surprise if she's given a spot on that team.
Sure, Simone is powerful on bars, beam, and vault — she has a vault named after her — but if there's one place she shines most, it's floor. It's in this event where, again, she has a skill bearing her name and does moves that no female gymnast has ever done. Ahead, check out her floor routines through the years. They prove she's always been a force to be reckoned with and she keeps getting better. Her gymnastics, so it seems, knows no limits.