Watch Simone Biles Nail 'The Biles' on First Night of U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Trials

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Simone Biles competes in the floor exercise during the Women's competition of the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials at America’s Center on June 25, 2021 in St Louis, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Olympic gold medals won't be handed out during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, but American gymnast Simone Biles already seems head and shoulders above the rest of the world.


Biles wowed the crowd in St. Louis on Friday night during the first night of the women's performances at the U.S. Team Trials to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics next month. Included in her first night was delicately executing her own move, "The Biles," and then sticking the landing.

After the first night of routines, Biles has a score of 60.565, which is already way ahead of Sunisa Lee (57.666), Jordan Chiles (57.132) and Mykayla Skinner (56.598).

Biles is already a lock to make Team USA for next month's Summer Games.

Here is the floor routine where Biles nailed the routine named after her.


Presenting @Simone_Biles' signature move: The Biles. #GymTrials21

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) June 26, 2021

The women will have a day off Saturday while the men wrap up their Olympic Trials in St. Louis, and the women will have their finals on Sunday.

Among the feats achieved by Biles on Friday night was her double-double "Biles" dismount from the beam, which landed her a 15.133 score. This was different from the Yurchenko double-pike vault from a month ago that also garnered the famed gymnast another top score.

That's a wrap on Day 2️⃣ of #GymTrials21!

Take a look at tonight's standings ⤵️

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) June 26, 2021

Biles won five overall medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics—four gold and one bronze. She has only gotten better in the past Olympic quad-plus-one, with new moves getting named after her, and only she can do.

Among the moves Friday night were a pair of elements that she nailed inside the lines during her floor routine, something she missed just earlier this month at the U.S. National Championships in Fort Worth.

The top two all-around finishers will make the U.S. Olympic Team, and the other two members will be decided by USA Gymnastics after the finals end on Sunday. A fifth person will also be named to the team as an alternate—these are the same for both the men and women.

Olympic teams had consisted of five competing members through the 2016 Rio Games, with the U.S. team being called the "Final Five."

Although it's not a lock just yet, it's a good bet that Biles, Lee and Chiles will be on the team as they were also in the top three at the U.S. Championships. Skinner, who's the same age as Biles at 24, was an alternate on the 2016 team, and she's on the edge of making the team through the first night of women's events.

The men's finals will be Saturday (June 26) at 4 p.m. ET on NBC, and the women's finals will be Sunday (June 27) at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Brody Malone is the leader in the men's trials after one day.