Simone Biles Just Debuted Her New Floor Routine, and It's as Good as You'd Imagine
Simone Biles took the floor at the 2021 GK US Classic on May 22 like she'd never left. It was the first time she competed since the 2019 World Championships, and she graced us with a routine displaying choreography by Sasha Farber, her former DWTS partner. He visited Biles back in April to "clean up" the routine, and it's a performance set to techno music. Though she put her hands down on her last tumbling pass — an uncharacteristic mistake showcasing she is in fact human — she still received a solid 14.250 because of her high level of difficulty. It was the best floor score of the competition.
Biles's 2021 floor routine features signature skills named after her: a triple-twisting double backflip and a double layout half. It also features a distinct tidbit of choreography that she's done in her floor routines since 2015: a voice says, "Oh!" mid-song, and she puts her hand in front of her face as if shocked.
To make it even better, Biles's leotard was decorated with a literal rhinestone goat on the back. And, not only did she debut a historic vault, but she also finished first in the all-around despite a fall on bars. Watch the show-stopping floor performance above. If all goes as planned, she'll be heading overseas this summer to represent the US on the women's Olympic gymnastics team, and we can't wait to see this again at the Tokyo Games. The GOAT has returned!