10 Amazing Gymnastics Routines to Fill the Simone Biles-Size Hole in Your Heart
The time has come: After plenty of gold medals and Final Five domination, the gymnastics portion of the 2016 Olympics is over.
But if you feel a wave of gymnastics withdrawal coming over you, not to worry – there’s plenty more where those killer routines came from.
Here, 10 need-to-see, pretty-much-perfect gymnastic routines that’ll help to ease the post-Olympics void.
1. McKayla Maroney’s flawless vault from the 2012 Olympics team final.
It’s only been four years since Maroney pulled this off, but it’s still as impressive as the day she did it.
2. Shawn Johnson’s gold medal-winning balance beam routine from the 2008 Olympics.
Johnson became only the second American woman ever to win gold in the balance beam final in Beijing with this spot-on routine.
3. Simona Amanar’s rulebook-changing vault, which was eventually named for her, at the 2000 Olympics.
When you do something so well they name it for you, that’s how you know you killed it.
4. Nadia Comaneci’s perfect-10-earning (the first ever!) uneven bars routine in the 1976 Olympics.
Comaneci was only 14 years old when she nailed this routine, getting the highest-ever score in gymnastics.
5. Aliya Mustafina’s golden uneven bars routine from the 2012 Olympic event finals.
She won the gold this year, too, but Russian gymnast Mustafina’s routine from 2012 proves she’s been queen of this event for quite sometime now.
6. Aly Raisman’s winning floor routine from the 2012 Olympic event finals.
Raisman took home one individual gold from London, for this routine.
7. Nastia Liukin’s perfect landing on her vault from the 2008 Olympic all-around finals.
Liukin’s stuck landing helped her to cinch the all-around gold medal in Beijing.
8. Madison Kocian’s super-high-scoring bar routine at the 2015 World Championships.
Before she was the bars specialist of the Final Five, Kocian tied for gold at the World Championships.
9. Simone Biles’s globally dominating floor routine from the 2014 World Championships.
At her second World Championships, Biles proved she wasn’t just a one-hit wonder, winning her second consecutive gold in this event.
10. Kerri Strug’s history-making vault – on one foot – at the 1996 Olympic team finals.
When Strug landed this, the U.S. all but cemented its first-ever team gold medal, and the team’s place in history.
Lucky for us, the Final Five are set to make the media circuit upon returning to the U.S., so we’ll see them on the small screen again soon!