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Watch Simone Biles Prepare Her Jaw-Dropping Yurchenko Double Pike in Olympics Practice
Simone Biles is ready to make history at the Tokyo Olympics. Watch as she prepares her Yurchenko Double Pike move for the Games.
Simone Biles is once again bending over backwards to defy a little thing called gravity.
The 24-year-old decorated gymnast has been busy gearing up to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, which includes practicing her breathtaking move: the Yurchenko Double Pike. Luckily for us, the outstanding maneuver was recorded for all to see (and to marvel at) on July 22.
In a video shared on Twitter by @NBCOlympics, Simone is seen nailing the vault with the same precision fans have come to know and love, and slight warning: it will inspire you to at least practice a small cartwheel.
As for what a Yurchenko Double Pike is broken down: the move consists of a roundoff onto the springboard, followed by a back handspring onto the vault. Simone made history by being the first woman to land the move in competition back in May 2021. And yes, the vault is incredibly hard to land, but this is Simone Biles after all.
Once the clip of her practicing the jaw-dropping move made its rounds on social media, Simone retweeted a hilarious post that spoke to her skill set.
“IOC said no spectators,” a fan tweeted on July 22, “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.”
And if you think that video was enough to get you ready for this year’s Olympics, wait until you scroll down for our full list of the U.S. gymnasts competing in Tokyo
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
What to Know: Simply put, she’s the GOAT. Not only does Simone have five Olympic medals (a figure that’s bound to increase in Tokyo), she’s the most decorated American gymnast of all time.