U.S. gymnast Simone Biles is continuing to make history her jaw-dropping feats. Ms Biles won her sixth U.S. Gymnastics Championships this week, becoming only the second woman to accomplish this. This record was first set 67 years ago. The victory was also Biles' 20th consecutive, all-round major tournament win, dating to 2013. However, it was her performances that further etched her name the record books. On Saturday, Biles became the first gymnast to land a double twisting, double somersault beam dismount, bringing roars delight spectators. She topped that a day later becoming the first woman to land a triple-double (three twists and two flips) the floor.
The 22-year-old Biles displayed her customary post-competition modesty. Rather than celebrate her achievements, she expressed her frustration her mistakes. She told reporters she felt disappointed while falling the triple-double. She said: "As soon as I fell floor, I was , 'That's it, I'm scratching the meet. I'm walking the floor.'" Ever the perfectionist, she added: "I still get really frustrated because I know...how well I can do, so I just want to do the best routine the audience and myself out here." The plaudits came flooding following her performances. Former gymnast Nastia Liukin tweeted: "Simone's got enough gold medals home, someone give this girl a crown."