Simone Biles is a champion, no question about it. The 21-year-old Olympic gymnast has conquered many incredible feats, and sometimes she's so casual about it, we almost forget how unbelievable her accomplishments are. Well, Simone's recent performance at the World Gymnastics Championships in Qatar, after a trip to the ER, was a reality check on all of us — she really is one of the greatest of all time.
After a CT scan revealed a kidney stone (or as Simone calls it, "the Doha pearl"), she decided to leave the hospital to continue on in the competition. Simone was not allowed the typical pain medication, because of its effects on a drug test, so she battled through pain in order to secure the highest scores on floor exercise, uneven bars, and vault, and put Team USA in the lead. She'll likely secure spots in all four final rounds, an accomplishment that hasn't been matched since she competed in 2013. Ahead, see snaps of Simone's exceptional routine that resulted in the top all-round qualifying score.