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Simone Biles's Triple-Double Named After Her: 2019 Worlds

Simone Biles Starts Off Worlds With a New Floor Skill Named After Her — Are You Even Surprised?

Two flips, three twists, and a solid finish! Simone Biles has officially landed her now-viral triple double at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships — Saturday's qualification round to be exact — which means that it will ultimately be named the Biles II. She received a 14.833 for her routine despite stepping out of bounds (that's what all that power will do!). Simone already has one move, The Biles, named after her on floor. It's a double layout with a half twist and is a G-level skill worth seven tenths of a point that she got recognised for at the 2013 worlds.

In contrast, the Biles II will be worth a J, or one whole point. Simone debuted this skill while warming up her routines in training before the GK US Classic in July. She didn't compete it until Nationals (aka, the US Gymnastics Championships) when she became the first female gymnast to land a triple double in competition. Night one she put her hands down, which counts as a fall, but night two she landed it. In short, this move is a triple-twisting double back in a tucked position, meaning it's two flips in the air with three twists all before her feet meet the ground. Watch the moment she secures this move as her namesake skill above.

According to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), the FIG Women's Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee will give an official announcement on which elements have been named for gymnasts and will be added to the FIG Code of Points after worlds come to a close. The skills have to be done successfully and must have at least a C value.

Internationally qualified judge and Chair of the Women's National Technical Committee Cheryl Hamilton, though, confirmed to POPSUGAR that at worlds, Simone would submit the skill to the FIG Women's Technical Committee (which she did). Then, they would give it a value (they went with a J, as Cheryl predicted). After that, if she landed it successfully, it'd be named after her (she just did that!). Once officially added to the FIG Code of Points, the Biles II will become Simone's third skill bearing her name. Third and counting!

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