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Simone Biles is back with a vengeance; breaking records

Crushing the competition in her comeback performance with a Yurchenko double pike in the last rotation, Simone Biles sliced through the field to win the all-around title in the senior women’s competition at the Core Hydration Classic on Saturday, August 5th 2023 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Biles’ all-around score of 59.10 points included the competition’s highest scores on vault (15.40), balance beam (14.80) and floor exercise (14.90). The 26-year-old Biles last competed in the balance beam apparatus final at the Tokyo Olympic Games in summer 2021.

Biles’ spectacular performance.

Simone Biles is an athletic force of nature. Her seven Olympic medals tied with Shannon Miller for the most Olympic medals won by an American gymnast and is the equal ninth-most overall. Having won 25 World Championship medals, she is the most decorated gymnast in the history of the Gymnastics World Championships, and is considered by many sources to be the greatest gymnast of all time. In 2022, Biles was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Joe Biden (pictured below).

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Biles won individual gold medals in the all-around, vault, and floor; bronze on balance beam; and gold as part of the United States team, dubbed the "Final Five".

At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where Biles was favored to win at least four of the six available gold medals, she withdrew from most of the competition due to struggles with "the twisties", a temporary loss of air balance awareness. She ultimately won a silver medal with the US team and a bronze medal on the balance beam. Her partial withdrawal, focus on safety, mental health, and perseverance were praised. She is also a five-time World all-around champion (2013–2015, 2018–2019), five-time World floor exercise champion (2013–2015, 2018–2019), three-time World balance beam champion (2014–2015, 2019), two-time World vault champion (2018–2019), a seven-time United States national all-around champion (2013–2016, 2018–2019, 2021).

Truly decorated and World celebrated

Biles is the gymnast with the most World medals (25) and most World gold medals (19), having surpassed Vitaly Scherbo's record 23 World medals by winning her 24th and 25th, both gold, at the 2019 competition in Stuttgart. She is the female gymnast with the most World all-around titles and the first gymnast since Lilia Podkopayeva in 1996 to hold both titles simultaneously.

She is the first American female gymnast to win a World medal on every event, and the first female gymnast since Daniela Silivaș in 1988 to win a medal on every event at a single Olympic Games or World Championships.

Simone Biles was indeed recognized as one of the most talented and successful gymnasts in history. Her extraordinary achievements can be attributed to several factors that have contributed to her remarkable talent and record-breaking success

For starters, her natural ability is odff the charts. Simone Biles possesses exceptional physical attributes, inclubing flexibility, strength, and coordination, which are vital for success in gymnastics. When you see her in action, you quickly realize that her natural ability is ona completely higher level than the rest.

Success in any endeavor is helped by an early start alomng with a healthy dose of dedication: Biles began gymnastics at a young age, around six years old. Starting early allowed her to develop her skills and master the fundamentals of the sport, providing a solid foundation for her future success.

Biles has had a strong support system in her coaches, teammates, and family. Surrounding herself with positive influences has been crucial to her success. Simone's family and coaches played a significant role in her development. Their encouragement, guidance, and belief in her abilities have been instrumental in her journey to the top.

Biles is also known for her relentless work ethic and commitment to her training. She puts in countless hours of practice and consistently pushes her limits to improve and perfect her routines. These attributes are complemented by a strong and deep level of mental toughness. Gymnastics is a mentally demanding sport, and Biles has demonstrated exceptional mental fortitude, allowing her to perform under immense pressure and in high-stakes competitions.

A creative artists that dares to challenge herself, Simone Biles is also recognized for pushing the boundaries of gymnastics by introducing new and innovative skills to her routines. Her skills have become so difficult that they have been named after her in the gymnastics Code of Points.

What fans of the sport recognize time and time and time again is Biles' competitive Spirit. Biles thrives on competition and has a strong desire to excel, constantly challenging herself to surpass her previous achievements.

Physical Conditioning and Injury Management is yet another ingredient for her success. Maintaining peak physical condition and effectively managing injuries are critical for a gymnast's long-term success. Biles and her team have worked hard to keep her in optimal shape and minimize the risk of injury.





Simone Biles has proven herself to be adaptable, able to adjust her routines and performances to suit the evolving requirements of the sport and the judges' expectations.

According toThe Guardian, last week’s world championships in Stuttgart was the most successful world championships of her career. She continues to compete only against herself in a league of her own. Her 2.1 points buffer in the all-around final was the largest victory margin of her career, and she won her gold medal on the floor exercise by a point – meaning she could have fallen and still won. Regardless, her accomplishments and contributions to gymnastics will undoubtedly leave a lasting legacy in the sport.


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