Simone Biles' Flawless Floor Routine Will Get You Amped for Rio
One word: "untouchable"
So far, Rio ~fever~ has been limited (both literally and figuratively) to the Zika virus. But now that we're fewer than 50 days from the opening ceremony, the superpowered athletes' talents are finally overpowering talk of the superbug-at least when it comes to gymnast Simone Biles.
A video of her floor routine from the P&G Women's Gymnastics Championships in St. Louis on Friday, June 24 has already surpassed 11 million views on Facebook. And it's effing flawless. (Follow her and other Olympic hopefuls on their #RoadtoRio.)
Gymnastics legend and gold medalist Nastia Liukin's first comment after Biles finished: "Well, it doesn't really get much better than that." BOOM. Seriously. Take a look at her basically perfect landings, unphased "I've got this" smile, and the fact that one of her tumbling passes has even been named "the Biles" after her, and you've got the makings of a champion.
And her excellence extended to the balance beam, vault, and uneven bars, too; this floor routine helped Biles land her fourth consecutive all-around title at the P&G Championship, according to NBC. Trailing after her in the results were London Olympic gold medalists Aly Raisman in second and Gabby Douglas in fourth, with 15-year-old Laurie Hernandez in third. (Who knows-maybe this is the crew that could follow in the footsteps of the Fierce Five.)
It's safe to say we'll see Biles all over the podium in Rio, but she has to make it there first; the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Trials aren't until July 8 and 9th in San Jose, California. Though her path to Rio isn't yet set in stone, watch Biles' floor routine below and judge for yourself. After a performance like that, we can't help but think she'll be Rio-bound and bringing home some hardware.