Gymnast Simone Biles in extreme slow motion will make you believe a woman can fly
At the US Gymnastics Championships, Simone Biles somersaulted into joint first place for number of wins, taking her sixth such title and making gymnastics history with the first ever double-double dismount from the beam.
Congrats to Simone Biles!
She is the FIRST person in HISTORY to perform a double-double dismount on a beam pic.twitter.com/ukoAE2K7SO
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) August 10, 2019
But it’s her floor routine that has people gasping, as journalist, Timothy Burke, has shared a clip of her performance slowed down to a tiny fraction of actual speed, showing both the virtually unbelievable height she achieves and – more importantly – the ridiculously protracted hangtime.
Simone Biles, in extreme slow motion. pic.twitter.com/mjdYp0zwkv
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 12, 2019
It’s hard to estimate, but I think at this point in the rotation she has to be at least ten feet off the ground. pic.twitter.com/NvpIb31S4X
— Stuart Wexler (@jomolungma) August 12, 2019
People have been reacting to the superhuman feat.
I mean dear god. Why are we making movies about make-believe super humans when we have real ones living amongst us? https://t.co/jdCtUGCf93
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) August 12, 2019
How does a body https://t.co/mN6YCkVKJm
— Eva Wiseman (@EvaWiseman) August 12, 2019
physics found dead https://t.co/io3uTuJPGP
— (@misanthrobey) August 12, 2019
I tore both my ACLs, fractured my back, and broke my hip just watching this
— The 4th Hoodkage (@TokenBK1) August 12, 2019
1. That’s banana pants.
2. She hangs suspended in the air not dropping AT ALL for a full rotation.
3. Gravity says what?
4. 1986 Jordan has nothing on her.
— ✌〽️ (@ivymoo) August 12, 2019
Max Rieper summed it up for us.
Like I cant walk down the stairs without hurting myself how are we the same species
— Max Rieper (@maxrieper) August 12, 2019