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    Simone Biles Nailed A Risky Vault During Practice, And My Whole Body Hurts Just Watching It

    You're gonna...flip for it!

    With the coronavirus pandemic once again affecting the chances of a Summer Olympics happening, it's nice to take a second and appreciate the hard work of athletes โ€” specifically, American gymnast Simone Biles.

    Simone Biles preparing for vault
    NBC Sports

    Biles has a total of 30 medals in Olympic and World competitions, making her the face of US Olympics heading into the 2021 Games.

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    Be sure to do your stretches before watching Biles' successful attempt at this ridiculous vault during training today:

    Simone Biles just landed her Yurchenko double pike in podium training and we are SPEECHLESS. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ #USClassic @Simone_Biles @OnHerTurf

    Twitter: @NBCOlympics

    Now take a moment and check it out again from this angle:

    Simone Biles just did THAT. ๐Ÿคฏ (via @NastiaLiukin) @OnHerTurf

    Twitter: @NBCOlympics

    So if you are a newbie to gymnastics like myself, "Yurchenko" refers to the round-off on the springboard and the back handspring onto the vault. The "pike" refers to the way her legs are positioned in the air as she flips twice.

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    This isn't her first time hinting at the risky move for the Olympics. Check out this tweet from February of last year:

    Twitter: @Simone_Biles

    According to the Washington Post, the Yurchenko double pike has never been attempted in competition by a female gymnast.

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    Will Biles risk it all (potential injury at most likely her last Olympic appearance) to make history by landing this jaw-dropping vault?

    Simone Biles focused before vault
    NBC Sports

    Only she knows for sure.

    What do you think about her training video? Can you even still do a cartwheel? Comment below!

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