advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 11, 2019 05:04PM
[www.cnn.com]

Simone Biles just became the first gymnast to land a double-double dismount, and it's incredible

(CNN) Simone Biles just made history. Again.

The 22-year-old just became the first gymnast to ever attempt and land a double-twisting, double somersault dismount off the balance beam, according to Team USA.

It's jaw-dropping.

[t.co]
[t.co]


It seriously doesn't get old.

The five-time Olympic medalist and 14-time world champion completed the move on Friday at the 2019 US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri.

Earlier in the day, Biles became the first woman to attempt a triple-double -- two flips and three twists in the air -- in competition during the floor exercise. But the gymnast just missed the landing, falling forward.

Biles expressed frustrations after her miss, saying she was "pissed off," according to Team USA.

But just a few hours later, she completed the double-double dismount, so it doesn't seem as though the star is letting anything hold her back.

Biles is currently in first place at the two-day competition, almost two points ahead of the second-place contender.
The tournament will continue on Sunday, and Biles is expected to win her sixth US title, something that no woman has done since Clara Schroth Lomady in 1952.




Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: August 11, 2019 05:19PM
...the greatest athlete in history... ?

While I believe she is a great gymnast and wish nothing but the best for Simone Biles,
personally I would not proclaim her 'the greatest athlete in history'.
In fact, is anyone qualified to make that decision?



N39° 39.7234', W075° 33.9788'
...word salad is not a disorder, it is a symptom...

“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
-Albert Einstein

Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 11, 2019 06:06PM
Quote
MrNoBody
...the greatest athlete in history... ?

While I believe she is a great gymnast and wish nothing but the best for Simone Biles,
personally I would not proclaim her 'the greatest athlete in history'.
In fact, is anyone qualified to make that decision?

Lighten up.

She's accomplished more than any athlete in modern times and done so with fortitude, grace and sportsmanship.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: August 11, 2019 08:17PM
No need to lighten up, you made the proclamation. Maybe in ten years it will
become fact. For now, it is not.

a few history making atheletes:
Michael Phelps - swimming
Larisa Latynina - gymnastics
Paavo Nurmi - athletics
Carl Lewis- athletics
and several dozen more...
smileys with beer



N39° 39.7234', W075° 33.9788'
...word salad is not a disorder, it is a symptom...

“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
-Albert Einstein

Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: datbeme
Date: August 11, 2019 08:44PM
Joe Morgan would take issue with this. He is the best. Just ask him.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 11, 2019 08:52PM
Quote
MrNoBody
No need to lighten up, you made the proclamation. Maybe in ten years it will
become fact. For now, it is not.

a few history making atheletes:
Michael Phelps - swimming
Larisa Latynina - gymnastics
Paavo Nurmi - athletics
Carl Lewis- athletics
and several dozen more...
smileys with beer

Count the records/medals/championship trophies.

[en.wikipedia.org]

Biles is a four-time World all-around champion (2013–15, 2018), four-time World floor exercise champion (2013–15, 2018), two-time World balance beam champion (2014, 2015), the 2018 World vault champion, a six-time United States national all-around champion (2013–16, 2018, 2019), and a member of the gold-medal-winning American teams at the 2014, 2015, and 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Additionally, she is a three-time World silver medalist (2013 and 2014 on vault, 2018 on uneven bars) and a three-time World bronze medalist (2015 on vault, 2013 and 2018 on balance beam). Having won a combined total of twenty-five Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is the most decorated American gymnast. Biles became the sixth woman to win an individual all-around title at both the World Championships and the Olympic Games. Biles set an American record for most gold medals in women's gymnastics at a single Olympic Games (four). At the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Biles became the female gymnast with the most World all-around titles (4) and total World medals (20), as well as the gymnast with the most World gold medals of any gender (14). She also became the tenth gymnast and first American gymnast to win a World medal on every event. Many observers consider her to be the greatest gymnast of all time.

...Biles is well known for her performance of difficult skills at a high level of execution. Her 2018 routines on vault and floor exercise are the most difficult of all time in women's artistic gymnastics.

...The Biles and Produnova on vault are the only two skills in this apparatus for women's artistic gymnastic that have the highest difficulty score of 6.4 in the FIG's current 2017–2020 Code of Points.








Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/11/2019 10:55PM by Sarcany.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 12, 2019 01:16AM
Quote
Sarcany
Quote
MrNoBody
No need to lighten up, you made the proclamation. Maybe in ten years it will
become fact. For now, it is not.

a few history making atheletes:
Michael Phelps - swimming
Larisa Latynina - gymnastics
Paavo Nurmi - athletics
Carl Lewis- athletics
and several dozen more...
smileys with beer

Count the records/medals/championship trophies.

[en.wikipedia.org]

Biles is a four-time World all-around champion (2013–15, 2018), four-time World floor exercise champion (2013–15, 2018), two-time World balance beam champion (2014, 2015), the 2018 World vault champion, a six-time United States national all-around champion (2013–16, 2018, 2019), and a member of the gold-medal-winning American teams at the 2014, 2015, and 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Additionally, she is a three-time World silver medalist (2013 and 2014 on vault, 2018 on uneven bars) and a three-time World bronze medalist (2015 on vault, 2013 and 2018 on balance beam). Having won a combined total of twenty-five Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is the most decorated American gymnast. Biles became the sixth woman to win an individual all-around title at both the World Championships and the Olympic Games. Biles set an American record for most gold medals in women's gymnastics at a single Olympic Games (four). At the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Biles became the female gymnast with the most World all-around titles (4) and total World medals (20), as well as the gymnast with the most World gold medals of any gender (14). She also became the tenth gymnast and first American gymnast to win a World medal on every event. Many observers consider her to be the greatest gymnast of all time.

...Biles is well known for her performance of difficult skills at a high level of execution. Her 2018 routines on vault and floor exercise are the most difficult of all time in women's artistic gymnastics.

...The Biles and Produnova on vault are the only two skills in this apparatus for women's artistic gymnastic that have the highest difficulty score of 6.4 in the FIG's current 2017–2020 Code of Points.

She's also quite "old" (22 years) for her chosen sport. Most gymnasts are considered to be past their prime at that age.

Good for her!



It is what it is.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: August 12, 2019 03:11AM

banghead smiley



N39° 39.7234', W075° 33.9788'
...word salad is not a disorder, it is a symptom...

“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
-Albert Einstein





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/12/2019 03:12AM by MrNoBody.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 12, 2019 05:52AM
We can still look to the past, before modern training methods when pure ability reigned supreme, here are just two that I believe eclipse any modern athlete. If given today's advantages, they would be that much better.

Jim Thorpe
Babe Didrikson



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

"WE CALL BS!" -- Emma Gonzalez
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 12, 2019 09:19AM
A great thought exercise/conversation starter, but impossible to answer definitively because there are no agreed upon parameters and too many equally reasonable ways to define athlete/athletics.

The fun in it all comes in the telling. Recounting the phenomenal accomplishments of athletes of both genders and of times present and times gone by. Thrilling to anyone with a genuine appreciation of what can be accomplished when a physical gift is coupled with blood, sweat and tears, along with a certain kind of lightning in a bottle genius and a pinch of luck.

My vote goes to leaving the tribalism and shut tight minds to the ones arguing politics at the other end of the bar, and tacking on an agreed upon, if unspoken, ‘one of the’.

A few of my many ‘one of’s are, in absolutely no order,
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Magic Johnson
  • Serena
  • Venus (Also, Sarena’s hot, but Venus is way cuter. big grin smiley It goes without saying, of course, Muhammad is the prettiest one on the list. )
  • Jesse Owens
  • Michael Phelps
  • Simone Biles
  • Larry Bird
  • Jerry West
  • Michael Jordan
  • Joe Montana
  • Pele
  • Tom Brady
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 12, 2019 10:11AM
Quote
Blankity Blank
Muhammad is the prettiest one on the list.

I'll give you that one.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: 3d
Date: August 12, 2019 10:17AM
Quote
Blankity Blank
...
Tom Brady

Since you're open to cheaters being on the list, you might as well put Lance Armstrong on there too thumbs up
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 12, 2019 10:51AM
Biles does not get even a fraction of the praise due her for her amazing list of accomplishments. She's awesome.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/12/2019 10:51AM by Steve G..
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: rgG
Date: August 12, 2019 11:55AM
Quote
3d
Quote
Blankity Blank
...
Tom Brady

Since you're open to cheaters being on the list, you might as well put Lance Armstrong on there too thumbs up

Lol.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 12, 2019 12:06PM
BTW: [deadspin.com]

Simone Biles Has Once Again Broken Gymnastics

American gymnast Simone Biles won the all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championship on Sunday, making this the sixth consecutive year she’s taken home that title. She also unleashed two moves that no gymnast has ever done in competition before.

Biles’s first history-making moment of the weekend came on Friday, when she ended her beam performance with a double-double dismount. Then on Sunday, during her floor exercise, Biles became the first gymnast to land a triple-double—two flips and three twists—cleanly in competition. The triple-double is the physics-defying move you see in the GIF above, and you can watch her full floor exercise here...

With yesterday’s all-around title in hand, Biles has now won 21 all-around titles over the last six years. It seems safe to say that there will never be another gymnast like Simone Biles.




Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 12, 2019 12:16PM
Quote
Blankity Blank

A few of my many ‘one of’s are, in absolutely no order,
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Magic Johnson
  • Serena
  • Venus (Also, Sarena’s hot, but Venus is way cuter. big grin smiley It goes without saying, of course, Muhammad is the prettiest one on the list. )
  • Jesse Owens
  • Michael Phelps
  • Simone Biles
  • Larry Bird
  • Jerry West
  • Michael Jordan
  • Joe Montana
  • Pele
  • Tom Brady

What, no Gretzky?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: hal
Date: August 12, 2019 12:29PM
One of the greatest athletic achievements of all time - really bothers me that not many see it that way:

Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 12, 2019 12:30PM
What about Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 12, 2019 12:31PM
Quote
pdq
Quote
Blankity Blank

A few of my many ‘one of’s are, in absolutely no order,
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Magic Johnson
  • Serena
  • Venus (Also, Sarena’s hot, but Venus is way cuter. big grin smiley It goes without saying, of course, Muhammad is the prettiest one on the list. )
  • Jesse Owens
  • Michael Phelps
  • Simone Biles
  • Larry Bird
  • Jerry West
  • Michael Jordan
  • Joe Montana
  • Pele
  • Tom Brady

What, no Gretzky?

::cough::
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 12, 2019 12:35PM
Quote
3d
Quote
Blankity Blank

My vote goes to leaving the tribalism and shut tight minds to the ones arguing politics at the other end of the bar...
...
Tom Brady

Since you're open to cheaters being on the list, you might as well put Lance Armstrong on there too thumbs up

::cough:: big grin smiley
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 12, 2019 12:40PM
Quote
hal
One of the greatest athletic achievements of all time - really bothers me that not many see it that way

Perhaps it’s not that not many don’t see it that way, but that unfortunately, relatively few know of him.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: wurm
Date: August 12, 2019 01:06PM
Quote
pdq
Quote
Blankity Blank

A few of my many ‘one of’s are, in absolutely no order,
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Magic Johnson
  • Serena
  • Venus (Also, Sarena’s hot, but Venus is way cuter. big grin smiley It goes without saying, of course, Muhammad is the prettiest one on the list. )
  • Jesse Owens
  • Michael Phelps
  • Simone Biles
  • Larry Bird
  • Jerry West
  • Michael Jordan
  • Joe Montana
  • Pele
  • Tom Brady

What, no Gretzky?

What, no Bobby Orr?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 12, 2019 01:17PM
Quote
Blankity Blank
Quote
hal
One of the greatest athletic achievements of all time - really bothers me that not many see it that way

Perhaps it’s not that not many don’t see it that way, but that unfortunately, relatively few know of him.

True dat.



It is what it is.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Rolando
Date: August 12, 2019 01:40PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, didn't Ms Biles change the her sport is scored, because her floor work was on a different level from anyone previous?



San Antonio, TX (in the old city)


"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."
-- Edmund Burke
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
-- Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt (1918)
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: vision63
Date: August 12, 2019 02:47PM
Nobody cares about the men's team.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: August 12, 2019 02:56PM
Quote
vision63
Nobody cares about the men's team.

Which national team are you talking about again? smiley12



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 12, 2019 04:37PM
Quote
Sarcany
Quote
Blankity Blank
Muhammad is the prettiest one on the list.

I'll give you that one.


almost fully formed at the Golden Gloves
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 12, 2019 06:54PM
Quote
vision63
Nobody cares about the men's team.

What men's team? smiley-laughing001



It is what it is.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: 3d
Date: August 13, 2019 09:07AM
This just occurred to me.
Simone Biles is great and all, but do you know what else requires worldclass athleticism, choreography, precision, and dedication?

My nomination for G.O.A.T.



WOOOOOOoooooo!!!!!!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 13, 2019 10:22AM
Before Nadia the display could only show 9.99
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: In other news: Simone Biles is the greatest athlete in history...
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: August 13, 2019 10:28PM
For elegance and bravery, it is hard to beat Carlos Arruza. In the later days of his career, he fought bulls from horseback and sometimes dismounted to finish the fight on foot. I saw him once and he was remarkable.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 327
Record Number of Users: 52 on November 20, 2014
Record Number of Guests: 2330 on October 25, 2018