What Legendary Female Gymnast Are You?

By: Bambi Turner

What Legendary Female Gymnast Are You?
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About This Quiz

At the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Simone Biles unveiled two new skills that had even non-gymnastics fans buzzing. In addition to a double-twisting double-back flip off the beam — which is a mere 4 inches wide, just in case you forgot — Biles also threw in a triple-twisting double-back on the floor. Both skills have never been attempted before by any female gymnast, and are so unbelievably difficult that even other Olympic gold medalists in the sport were at a loss for words at the feats. And while the videos of Simone throwing these skills pretty much broke the internet in the days to follow, the really cool part is that she didn't even have to do them.

Sure, you could say that any gymnast doesn't really have to do the skills they end up doing in their routines, but for most, the only way to even have a shot at gold is to throw the absolute hardest skills you possibly can during the competition. For Biles, who has won every event she has entered since 2013, the reasoning behind showing off those new skills had nothing to do with the scores. She would have easily won the event without them, but she has an inner drive to continuously push her body to try bigger and harder skills. And that's exactly what makes her a legend whose name will live on in the sport long after she's retired. 

Of course, Biles isn't the only great gymnast to ever take to the floor, and many still remember the first time they saw Nadia, Olga Korbut, Shannon Miller and other stars. Want to find out which gymnastics legend you have the most in common with? Take this quiz to find out which one shares your style!

Simone Biles As a gymnastic legend, you've mastered every piece of equipment, but which of these apparatuses is your favorite?
Beam
Vault
Floor
Bars

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Raisman_and_Biles What's your gymnastics nickname?
Nadia
America's Sweetheart
GOAT
Diva

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Ecaterina Who would you pick as your biggest rival in the sport?
Nellie Kim
Ecaterina Szabo
Myself
All the American girls

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Wheaties Did you ever get your own Wheaties box?
No
Yes! I was the first female ever!
Nope, I was on Special K.
No, but I was in Playboy.

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Rio de Janeiro Which of these cities holds the fondest memories of victory for you?
Montreal
Los Angeles
Rio de Janiero
Probably Sydney

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Balance beam Did you tend to do better in team or individual events?
I was an individual event superstar.
I had better individual results.
Me and my team can't be beat.
I had equal skill at both.

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Columbus, Ohio Tell us which city you call home.
Onesti, Romania
Fairmont, West Virginia
Columbus, Ohio
Belgorod, Russia

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Olympics 2008 How old were you when you competed at your first Olympics?
14
16
19
17

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Perfect 10s What's your margin of victory standard?
It's perfect 10's or nothing.
I won by the tiniest margins.
I like a huge cushion.
I don't worry about my rivals.

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Gymnastics So which of these are you best known for?
Breaking the scoreboard
Winning with a smile
Being the greatest ever
Being a true diva

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Gymnastics Over your career, did you manage to invent any new skills that bear your name?
Yes, two
Yes, just one
Yes, loads
Yes, more than anyone else ever

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Vault We get it, you're amazing; but if you have a weakness, it's this:
Floor
Beam
Bars
Vault

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Splits reading Every great gymnast pens an autobiography or memoir. What's yours called?
"Letters to a Young Gymnast"
"Creating an Olympic Champion"
"Courage to Soar"
"The Magic of Winning"

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10 During your elite days, did you ever manage to nab a perfect 10?
Yup, I invented them.
Yes, it won me Olympic gold.
Please, I score 16's.
Nope, just the high 9's.

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Injury What was the worst injury you suffered during your gymnastics days?
Blood poisoning at Worlds
Knee injury pre-Olympics
Twisted ankle at U.S. Classic
Lots of back problems

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Béla Károlyi Pick the coach who guided you to glory.
Bela Karolyi in Romania
Bela Karolyi in the U.S.
Aimee Boorman
Boris Pilkin

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Flávia Saraiva Most gymnasts are fairly short. How tall are you?
5'4" as an adult
A tall 4'9"
Rocking 4'8" in my heyday
An elegant 5'5"

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Ludmilla Who is your gymnastic idol?
Ludmilla Tourischeva
Nadia Comaneci
Alicia Sacramone
Only myself

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Houston Tell us where you spent the majority of your peak training years.
Deva, Romania
Houston
Spring, Texas
Moscow, Russia

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Olympic Medals How many Olympics did you compete in?
Two
One
The sky's the limit.
Three

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Rhythmic Gymnastics It's the most coveted prize in gymnastics, but did you ever win All Around gold at the Olympics?
Yes, one gold and one silver
Yes, a gold
Yes, and the team gold too
No, but I won silver twice.

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GettyImages-508412736 When you were growing up in the sport, did you have to leave your family to train?
Surprisingly, no, I commuted.
Yes, 1,300 miles
No, my family moved, too.
Yes, 400 miles away

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Kid gymnastics You've worn a lot of leos in your day, but which one did you wear at your first Olympics?
White with long sleeves
White with a U.S. flag design
Shimmering blue with white sleeves
All black with white accents

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Sad dancer No career is perfect, but which of these was one of your biggest low points?
Training in Bucharest after the Olympics
Missing worlds with a wrist injury
The Larry Nassar scandal
The vault fiasco in Sydney

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Beam As you competed your way to gymnastics glory, which records did you set along the way?
First perfect scores ever
None
Most decorated American gymnast
Most decorated Russian gymnast

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Gymnastics City What can you tell us about your post-gym plans?
Defecting to the U.S. and opening a gym
Raising kids and public speaking
The sky's the limit.
Politics and speaking

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Teodora Ungureanu Who would you consider one of your closest teammates?
Teodora Ungureanu
Julianne McNamara
Aly Raisman
Elena Zamolodchikova

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Bars gymnastics If you could take back one major fall at a competition, which would it be?
Bars fall at '78 worlds
Beam fall at '81 Olympic Festival
Floor fall at '19 U.S. Champs
Fall on bars at '96 Olympics

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Catalina_Ponor Forget the All Around ... which events did you take gold in at your very first Olympic games?
Bars and beam
None, but I took silver on vault.
Floor and vault
Bars

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Gymnasts Putting aside all the trophies and medals, what would fans say is your greatest strength?
Determination
Persistence
Constant improvement
Creative expression

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