Simone Biles Lands Her Yurchenko Double Pike!

Simone Biles became the first woman ever to land a Yurchenko double pike in competition. She performed the vault yesterday at the GK US Classic in Indianapolis.

Scroll down to the bottom and join the rest of the community talking about this great experience!

Not much else to say about it so here is the video…

Simone Biles - Vault - 2021 GK U.S. Classic - Senior Competition

Loading new replies...

She is amazing! She absolutely flew on that vault. Do the men compete it?

Reply Like


Confirming that this isn't just a mess-around-in-prqctice skill. Simone looks like she's actually gonna compete the Yurchenko Double Pike!

Simone messing around in practice = mere mortals gazing in awe.

Reply 3 Likes

She is amazing! She absolutely flew on that vault. Do the men compete it?

I believe it's in the men's code, but I don't recall ever actually seeing it in competition.

It's comparable in difficulty to the vaults typically seen in world/olympic finals among male gymnasts.

If Simone were to compete this in MAG, she would still have a significant shot at an Olympic medal.

Reply 4 Likes

I believe it's in the men's code, but I don't recall ever actually seeing it in competition.

It's comparable in difficulty to the vaults typically seen in world/olympic finals among male gymnasts.

If Simone were to compete this in MAG, she would still have a significant shot at an Olympic medal.

Kristian Thomas competed it at he London Open. David Sender also competed it at the 2012 Visa Championships.

Reply 2 Likes

Kristian Thomas competed it at he London Open. David Sender also competed it at the 2012 Visa Championships.

That's right! I remember Sender doing it!

Reply Like

I bet this is even more incredible in person. John Cheng has it in slow motion on his Instagram airs fantastic!

Reply 4 Likes

The deductions are so small, it is just incredible.What is the SV?

Reply 1 Like

The deductions are so small, it is just incredible.What is the SV?

I read it’s been given a temporary 6.6 SV for this meet.

Reply 1 Like

I love all the coverage this is getting for gymnastics...

If you find more articles and news features... link them here.

Reply 6 Likes

I love all the coverage this is getting for gymnastics...

If you find more articles and news features... link them here.

It was noted during the broadcast that LeBron James tweeted about her vault. He may not be everyone's cup of tea, but he has been a big cheerleader and supporter of female athletes. Great that he's using his social media presence to draw attention to her achievement.

Reply 9 Likes

Here's the tweet...

Reply 8 Likes

Simone’s vault has been getting lots of national media attention. Simone AND Chellsie are both on the website for People magazine today. It’s great to see gymnastics and frankly women’s sports getting positive media coverage.

Reply 7 Likes

Simone’s vault has been getting lots of national media attention. Simone AND Chellsie are both on the website for People magazine today. It’s great to see gymnastics and frankly women’s sports getting positive media coverage.

My 8yo gymmie daughter is quite small for her age and has lovely muscular shoulders/arms. She often laments both of these things when well-meaning family and friends comment on this. When we watched the pre-show together on Peacock, she noticed Simone's small size and her muscular arms and was pleased (the WCC girls warmed up in tank leos). This made me happy.

Reply 7 Likes