On Tuesday night at the gymnastics team final at the Rio Olympics, the world REALLY got to see the perfection that is Simone Biles. All of America watched with our mouths agape as she hit routine after routine, putting up HUGE scores and helping Team USA cruise EASILY to a team gold medal. Because Biles was too young qualify for the London 2012 games, many of us had not heard of her until recently, but the fact is, she’s won THREE World Championships in a row and set a whole new standard for gymnastics greatness.
As we do, all of America took to Twitter as they watched Biles’ performance, and the way Twitter users documented how they literally could NOT believe what they were seeing CRACKED me up! Check out some of my favorite tweets below!
Simone Biles has more muscle in one thigh than I have in my entire body.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) August 10, 2016
Simone Biles > laws of physics — Richard Conway (@richard_conway) August 9, 2016
Watching all these Simone Biles highlights means my procrastination of choice the next two weeks will be doing cartwheels in the living room
— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) August 9, 2016
You can do anything you set your mind to. Except for Simone Biles’s floor routine. — Alex Abad-Santos (@alex_abads) August 9, 2016
Simone Biles just tested positive for awesome.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) August 9, 2016
simone biles and katie ledecky were born 3 days apart and i’m not saying there was a secret march 1997 project to create superhumans but — i’m a birdplane (@RileyRedgate) August 8, 2016
I don’t feel like Simone Biles was meant to walk on the ground. She was meant to flip and fly around above us peasants.
— Linz DeFranco (@LinzDeFranco) August 8, 2016
Gravity: “ok Simone, it’s time to come down now” Simone Biles: “Nah” Gravity: “Simone pls” — Red Cross Volunteer (@PBS_Impulse9) August 8, 2016
— Anto – #GirlLove (@antoflo123) August 7, 2016
we gotta start inviting other planets to the Olympics so Simone Biles has somebody to compete with — Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) August 7, 2016
Simone Biles is rock solid proof that no matter how you start out in life, the love of a good family and hard work + talent can take you ANYWHERE! In Simone’s case, that “anywhere” is the highest heights—literally and figuratively! Congrats to Simone Biles and Team USA on their gold medals! Can’t wait to see her compete in the all-around and rack up a few more!
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