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Simone Biles Makes History During Gymnastics Championships With Another Historic Landing

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Five-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles is considered one of the greatest gymnasts of all time … and she just made history again during the US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri.

The already legendary 22-year-old athlete first made history at the competition on the balance beam. She became the first gymnast ever to attempt and land a double-twisting, double somersault dismount.

Then it came time for the epic floor routine, which included a jaw-dropping tumbling pass complete with two flips and three twists.

Simone told the press she was worried about landing out-of-bounds, but as you’ll see below, she ended up pulling it off beautifully — making her the first female competitor to ever successfully achieve a triple-twisting double somersault in competition.

Simone went on to win her sixth all-around title — a feat that no gymnast has achieved since 1952.

See the incredible record-setting routines in the clip below.

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