Slow-motion video shows Simone Biles barely touching the ground during a tumbling pass
Simone Biles fans go wild over a slow-motion video that shows how the Olympic gymnast’s feet barely touch the ground as she performs a complicated tumbling pass.
Political and media communications consultant Timothy Burke shared slow-motion footage of Biles competing on the floor at the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships earlier this month.
‘Simone Biles, in extreme slow motion,’ he tweeted as well as the jaw-dropping clip, which has been viewed over 4.7 times and received nearly 10,000 quote tweets.
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Impressive: Slow-motion video of Simone Biles competing at the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships earlier this month shows the Olympic gymnast hovering in the air
Going viral: Media and political communications consultant Timothy Burke tweeted the clip, which starts with Biles running and looping
Just get started! The gymnast performs a backward jump before embarking on her complicated triple-double
Grand Heights: Biles is like a ball of energy as she launches into the air towards the end of the tumbling pass
The video shows Biles hitting a rounded back handspring, then tossing himself through the air in a triple-double – three twists completed over two backflips – before landing on the mat.
She’s in the air for about 50 seconds in the slow-motion clip, and although it only featured one of her tumbling passes, it was more than enough to knock out her already impressed fans.
âI don’t want to start arguments, but we could witness the best athlete we’ve ever seen. My God, âone person wrote.
âIt has to be on the shortlist of the best physical achievements of humans,â someone else commented.
Others couldn’t understand how high she was in the air during her triple-double.
âNot neglecting all other skills and athleticism, but at 1:25, is she 10 feet in the air? It’s wild, âsaid one person.
Showstopper: A triple-double is a move that involves three completed twists during two backflips
Soaring: Biles soars incredibly high in the air as she finishes the move in front of the crowd
Nailed: Biles landed on a blue carpet and threw his arms in the air
Fan club: The images have been viewed over 4.7 million times, with fans reacting to the comments to call her the ‘best athlete of all time’
Burke too tweeted a link to a physics article detailing how Biles “accomplishes this conversion from angular velocity to linear velocity”.
The article – titled “Simone Biles: Defying the Laws of Physics?” – examines in depth the energy required by the gymnast to succeed in the complicated flip.
Biles is the most decorated American gymnast of all time with 30 combined medals at the Olympics and world championships.
She won her record-breaking seventh title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships this month as she continues to train for her second Olympics.
Her two-day total of 119.650 was nearly five points better than runner-up Sunisa Lee and her good friend and teammate Jordan Chiles.
Another gold medal: Biles won her record-breaking seventh title at the U.S. gymnastics championships this month as she continues to train for her second Olympics
Work it! Biles flaunts his powerful physique on the cover of the latest issue of Glamor magazine. In her interview, she admitted that she almost quit gymnastics during the pandemic
Cover star: Biles also graces the cover of the July / August issue of Health magazine
Biles’ overall score on Sunday of 60.100 was her highest since 2018 and meant she is only getting better with the Tokyo Games in less than seven weeks.
The superstar athlete covers Glamor this month in a white David Koma dress – with a cutout to show off her perfectly toned midsection – and red, white and blue Tiffany Rose hair ties woven through an extra long braid.
Despite being the image of contentment on the cover, the star admitted to the magazine that, like so many people, she was going through a rough patch in the spring of 2020.
When her gym closed and the Olympics were called off, she considered giving up the sport all together.
But she got past it and used some of her free time to rearrange her priorities.
âI used to only focus on the gym,â she said. âBut being happy outside of the gym is just as important as being happy and doing well in the gym. Now it’s like everything comes together.