The rhinestone goat is worthy of Simone Biles

Simone Biles wears a goat made of rhinestones en route to cementing her status as the GOAT of gymnastics.
Simone Biles wears a goat made of rhinestones en route to cementing her status as the GOAT of gymnastics.
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Before yesterday, I had no idea what a Yurchenko double pike was. But Simone Biles taught me, and probably some of you, last night.

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She became the first woman to land the move in a gymnastics competition.

Yeah, our jaws are still on the floor too.

I paused that video dozens of times trying to find the apex of her flip. Her head must’ve been at least ten feet from the floor before her second rotation!

A few days ago, Biles attempted the double pike in training. Now it looks to be part of her arsenal.

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Biles also dazzled on her floor routine, scoring a 14.250.

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At 24, Biles is already one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. She knows it, too. During the competition, cameras caught a rhinestone goat on the back of Biles’ leotard.

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And is there room for arguing anymore? No, not really in Gymnastics.

But it seems like every few months the sports media leads a discussion about the GOAT of GOATs. It’s a topic I’m not too fond of, to be honest. Every time this endless conversation starts, the same usual suspects are put forth, we debate, no one changes their mind, and a few months later, we do the damn thing all over again.

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But the next time Tom Brady wins a Super Bowl or LeBron makes another trip to the Finals or — let’s be honest — another great male athlete wins, try throwing Biles into your conversation (assuming she’s not already there).

I mean, watch that historic Yurchenko double pike again and tell me why your GOAT is more athletic.