See Simone Biles’ Floor Routine That Secured Gold for Team USA at the 2023 World Championships

Simone Biles of United States competes on Floor Exercise Women's Team Final during the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on October 04, 2023 in Antwerp, Belgium
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Simone Biles’ ground routine was a golden one. 

The 26-year-old’s routine helped safe the win for Crew USA on the 2023 World Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium on Wednesday.

The group — made up of Biles, Shilese Jones, Leanne Wong, Skye Blakely and Joscelyn Roberson — notched the victory by greater than two factors over Brazil, with an general rating of 167.729.

However the win wasn’t a assure, and all eyes have been on Biles going into the ultimate occasion, the ground. The Olympic gymnast wanted to attain over 13.3 to clinch the gold, however her spectacular routine noticed her obtain an enormous 15.166.

The ground routine, which led Crew USA to their seventh consecutive group gold, was filled with tough expertise together with a double structure with a full twist.

As her rating was introduced and Crew USA’s win was confirmed, a shocked and delighted Biles could possibly be seen hugging her teammate Roberson, 17, earlier than celebrating with the remainder of the group and their coaches. 

In accordance with The Washington Submit, Roberson didn’t compete within the group remaining resulting from an damage she suffered throughout warmups on the vault. 

Biles’ ground routine got here after she landed one of many world’s most tough vaults days earlier within the competitors. 

Simone Biles of United States competes on Floor Exercise Women's Team Final during the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on October 04, 2023 in Antwerp, Belgium
Simone Biles.

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On Sunday, the four-time Olympic gold medalist efficiently pulled off the Yurchenko double pike vault, which encompasses a round-off entry and a again handspring onto the equipment adopted by two flips.

In sticking the touchdown, the vault — which Biles had additionally landed on the U.S. Nationwide Championships weeks earlier than — is now referred to as the “Biles II.”

In accordance with NBC Sports activities, on the World Championships the vault was graded 6.4 in issue. Essentially the most difficult vault ultimately yr’s competitors was rated a 5.6.  

USA team is on the podium after qualification with Shilese Jones (l-r), Simone Biles, Joscelyn Roberson, Leanne Wong, Skye Blakely
Crew USA on the World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Biles returned to gymnastics earlier this yr following a two-year break, throughout which she tied the knot with husband Jonathan Owens

The couple wed in April in a courthouse ceremony earlier than celebrating with a second marriage ceremony ceremony in Cabo San Lucas the place they have been joined by 140 of their nearest and dearest.

In August, Biles advised PEOPLE that she was nervous about getting again into competing, regardless of having seven Olympic medals beneath her belt. 

Simone Biles of the United States reacts after performing her floor routine to clinch the gold medal for her team during the Women's Team Final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships-Antwerp 2023 at the Antwerp Sportpaleis on October 4th, 2023 in Antwerp, Belgium
Simone Biles.

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“I really feel like within the very starting I used to be very nervous, clearly to step again on the market as a result of plenty of athletes after they take a pair years off, you’ve slightly little bit of doubt if you are going to even be the identical athlete you have been, how robust you have been going to be,” she mentioned. 

“So traditional, I sort of tiptoed my manner in there, simply tried to get the meet achieved and over with, sort of make sure that I nonetheless had that confidence and that perception in myself.”

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