The moves in the physics-defying clip came from Biles’ routine at the recent U.S. Gymnastics Championships.
The video has received 4.1 million views since it was posted on 5th June and, like a similar video Burke posted in 2019 that has now been viewed 9.5 million times, people are baffled by the technique involved.
Biles is the most decorated American gymnast of all time, and by this footage, captioned “Simone Biles, in extreme slow motion”, it’s easy to see why.
One person on Twitter wrote: “Don’t wanna start any arguments, but we might be witnessing the best athlete any of us have ever seen. My goodness.”
Another said: “She could literally jump into a basketball hoop feet first.”
A GIF that jokingly shows Biles backflipping into space was circulated as one person joked: “So this gif of Simone Biles flying isn’t as far fetched as I thought.”
People (including an actual trained physicist) were in awe of the gymnast’s technique and couldn’t seem to grasp quite how she does it.