However, the undervaluation of Biles' performance by judges is bringing attention yet again to how the athlete has repeatedly been punished rather than rewarded for her greatness, and the double standards applied to reception to her performances.
This has happened to Biles before in other routines through the years, as she executes moves that no other female gymnasts have attempted or completed.
In other words, on a technical and cultural level, Biles, a young Black woman, is being punished and subjected to undeniably racist and sexist double standards for her greatness.
From Semenya to Biles, they and other Black women athletes face the same, intertwined racism and misogyny.
Since her post-Yurchenko double pike snub over the weekend, Biles has criticized this judging, but has mostly just been celebrating her phenomenal achievement, as she should.
That's not on me," Biles told the New York Times about the low scoring of her new moves.
In a tweet on Monday, she also expressed her continued, shocked joy, writing, "I'm sorry but I can't believe I competed a double pike on vault. »