standing double backs

Simone is the only female attempting it in this montage from 2014.

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Amanar – Cheng Fei v Simone Biles

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Before Simone, Cheng Fei was the gymnast to emulate. Clearly Simone Biles further perfected the Amanar, finishing much earlier before landing.

I don’t normally recommend coaches study McKayla Maroney. Her wide arm, hands turned out technique is extreme.