Simone Biles is already the greatest gymnast of all time. But as she looks ahead to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the four-time gold medalist decided to attempt a move no female gymnast has ever landed before: the Yurchenko double pike.
Just what does it take to power Simone Biles’ signature half-twisting double backflip or Allyson Felix’s lightning-fast sprint?
It turns out, the amount Olympians eat can vary tremendously depending not only on the events they’re competing in, but also their body type and lifestyle outside the Olympic arena. The average Olympic shooter, for instance, may have very different caloric needs than a swimmer like Michael Phelps.
Simone Biles recorded her highest score yet on Sunday to become the first woman in more than 40 years to win four consecutive U.S. women’s gymnastics championships.
Freestyle competitive jump rope is a real sport. It’s badass and has almost nothing in common with its schoolyard predecessor.