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The naming of a new skill in gymnastics doesn’t usually generate much fanfare. It’s mostly procedural. A gymnast’s federation submits the element at the start of an international event, such as the world championships or the Olympics, and if the athlete pulls it off, the element is named after them in the Code of Points. That’s about all there is to it. But when it comes to Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in the history of the sport, everything is bigger, including the adulation the Houston-area native receives when a skill is named for her. When Biles stood at the end of the runway, ready to salute the judges before her first vault in the final rotation for the U.S. women’s qualification run at the…
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