Simone Biles lands never-before-seen vault, blows away field in first tournament since 2019

Simone Biles is back.

Appearing in her first gymnastics tournament since October 2019, the 2016 Olympic all-around gold medalist dominated the field at the U.S. Classic and did something no woman has done before on the vault.

The tone was set before Biles walked on the floor, via a rhinestone goat sewn into her leotard. With the fashion choice, Biles had to deliver, and it very quickly became clear she would with a stunning performance on the beam

It’s been 587 days since she last competed and she does not disappoint on her first event of the night. That routine received an event-best score of 14.850. She followed that up with an even more electric floor exercise set to a remix of the main theme from “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.” She again topped the competition with a 14.250 score.

A powerful performance on floor earned her a score of 14.250. As USA Gymnastics noted, two of the moves performed were named after Biles.

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