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Video: Olympian Simone Biles Lands Historic Dismount at Gymnastics Championships

Megan ArmstrongAnalyst IAugust 11, 2019

Simone Biles competes on the floor exercise at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Simone Biles slays. Period.ย 

While competing on the balance beam at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships Friday night, Biles made history by becoming the first person to successfully dismount two flips and two twists:ย 

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Simone Biles is the first person EVER to land a dismount with two flips and two twists ๐Ÿ‘ (via @NBCOlympics) https://t.co/aSUHASMuWc

USA Gymnastics' Ashley Scoby put into perspective where Biles' latest feat fits in her growing legacy. Biles is the most decorated women's gymnast in the country with 25 medals combined between world and Olympic competitions, with her 20 world medals setting a record and specifically her 14 world gold medals the most in history.ย 

And while Biles is just 22 years old, former UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Fieldโ€”widely known as Miss Valโ€”already believes her to be the greatest of all time:

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"She's really the Michael Phelps of gymnastics for us." @OfficialMissVal is all of us raving about Simone Biles ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ https://t.co/mBsvCY7tg9

Biles rose to fame during the 2016 Rio Olympics, where sheย claimedย five medals (four gold, one bronze) as a member of theย Final Five.

The U.S. Gymnastics Championships will wrap on Sunday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Biles leads the fieldย with a 58.650 following Friday's performance and is competing for her sixth U.S. all-around title.