This slow-motion video of Simone Biles is incredible

Darren Richman
Monday 12 August 2019 13:15
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Simone Biles has become the first woman in almost 70 years to win a sixth all-around title at the US Gymnastics Championships and the slow-motion footage captures an athlete at the very top of their game.

Biles, ever the perfectionist, commented:

It wasn't as good as in training. I'm just happy that I landed it because I feel like after night one my confidence got shot down.

So I was really worried about it going into today, that's all I could worry about. So I was really happy.

Occasionally sport can be truly transcendent and become almost spiritual.

Watching this Biles footage is akin to hearing the music of Mozart or witnessing Baryshnikov in full flight. These geniuses touch us with their absolute mastery of the form.

Even in slow-motion, it’s impossible to work out how Biles is pulling off such extraordinary movements but my word is it worth a watch.

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