Gymnastics Doesn’t Know What to Do With Simone Biles’s Dominance

The judges in Indianapolis were less impressed with Biles’s history-making move than the rest of the world was. They scored the move a 6.6—similar to scores that Biles received for far less difficult vaults during the competition. Observers of the sport have speculated that the judges scored her Yurchenko double pike lower than its difficulty warranted because they don’t want other gymnasts risking their safety by copying Biles. When reporters asked her in Indianapolis why she would continue to do a move if the judges weren’t going to adequately reward her for it, Biles responded: “Because I can.”

Gymnastics Doesn’t Know What to Do With Simone Biles’s Dominance

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