Biles pulls off Yurchenko’s double pike to be named after her at Worlds

Simone Biles, a gymnast from the United States, made history on Sunday by completing the Yurchenko double pike at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. As a result, the vault will now be known as the “Simone Biles” vault in her honor.

The technical committee gave the Yurchenko double pike, which is the most difficult jump in the women’s scoring code, a score of 6.4 points before it was ever attempted. This was done in anticipation of the jump’s performance.

After a separate original jump was named after her in 2018, the 26-year-old gymnast secured the vault to be dubbed Biles II with a score of 15.266 and a total of 58.865 in the all-around competition. She won this competition.

The oldest American woman to participate at the world championships currently has five skills named after her, two on the floor exercise, two on vault, and one on the balancing beam. Her 25 world medals are the most won by any gymnast in history, and her seven Olympic medals are the most won by any gymnast in history.

The women’s team from the United States of America ended its qualification group in first place, and they will compete for the team gold on Wednesday in Antwerp.

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