Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Simone Biles Wins Historic Seventh Gymnastic National Title

NBC Sports, June 6, 2021

#28 trending in the United States

Simone Biles cruised to her record-breaking seventh gymnastics national title, the most ever for a woman, winning easily thanks to another four incredible routines #NBCSports #SimoneBiles #Gymnastics

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases NBC Sport's video of Simone Biles' gymnastic performance.

Some comments from that video's discussion thread are also included in this post.

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Thanks to Simone Biles for her gymnastic legacy and her positive role modeling. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to NBC Sports for their filming and commentary.

"Simone Arianne Biles (born March 14, 1997)[4] is an American artistic gymnast. With a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is the most decorated American gymnast and the world's third most decorated gymnast, behind Belarus' Vitaly Scherbo (33 medals) and Russia's Larisa Latynina (32 medals).

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Biles won individual gold medals in all-around, vault and floor; bronze in balance beam; and gold as part of the United States team, dubbed the "Final Five".[5]

Biles is a five-time World all-around champion (2013–2015, 2018–19), five-time World floor exercise champion (2013–2015, 2018–19), three-time World balance beam champion (2014–15, 2019), two-time World vault champion (2018–19), a seven-time United States national all-around champion (2013–2016, 2018–19, 2021), and a member of the gold medal-winning American teams at the 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Additionally, she is a three-time World silver medalist (2013 and 2014 on vault, 2018 on uneven bars) and a three-time World bronze medalist (2015 on vault, 2013 and 2018 on balance beam).

Biles is the gymnast with the most World medals (25) and most World gold medals (19), having surpassed Scherbo's record 23 World medals by winning her 24th and 25th, both gold, at the 2019 competition in Stuttgart.[6] She is the female gymnast with the most World all-around titles (5). Biles is the sixth woman to win an individual all-around title at both the World Championships and the Olympics, and the first gymnast since Lilia Podkopayeva in 1996 to hold both titles simultaneously. She is the tenth female gymnast and 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, having accomplished this feat at the 2018 World Championships in Doha.[7]

Biles is widely considered to be one of the best gymnasts of all time.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]"... 

All of these comments are from June 6, 2021 through June 8, 2021.

Numbers are given for referencing purposes only.

1. ktk1737
"I think people forget that Simone is legitimately doing death-defying moves. She makes everything look so easy but there's a reason why no one else even attempted to do them, they're literally THAT dangerous. She's a once-in-a-lifetime athlete and the greatest in the world."

2. Renee Gloss
"Simone immediately after dominating the competition going over and telling her teammate to be proud of herself and that she deserves to be there, literally made me cry. Simone is not only the greatest gymnast but she's also such a great person as well"

3. Mark Andrews
"her strength, poise, technique, skill-set, initiative, drive, instinct, passion, vision, vibe, smile, light, beauty, relatability, mentorship, are all truly second to none! the embodiment of a role model in every sense of the word!!!"

4. AnnaElisavetta Vonnedozza
"She makes Olympic-level gymnastic routines look easy. She’s a legend & an icon"

5. Legion Ivory
"I love how she encouraged Jordan ever after literally becoming a 7-time champion just seconds prior. That is a true athlete. 💯"

6. Quinton J
"I like that she’s humble and that’s she trying to bring the next girls up with her. She knows when it comes to the Olympic Games she can’t win the all around gold alone. So encouraging her teammates and keeping them going is a must as well. That’s true leadership."

7. Elizabeth Culver Edwards
"Simone is completely unique in that she knows she is good, but she also knows her teammates are good and is vocal about it. She's making sure that her teammates are being seen and ranked along with her. I just don't know who else in this level of competition does things like that!"

8. caniscora
"The control and grace she shows with each move she does is really incredible. The amount of training and dedication she must give to achieve her level of skill and athleticism is just staggering."

9. wyCincy
"Brava, Simone! You show amazing skill, fortitude, concentration, discipline, and deserve all your accolades.  Wishing you all the best for the Olympics."

10. Cindy Fahey
"Simone you're amazing! May the Lord continue to bless you in all you do."

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