Gymnastics needs to keep up with Simone Biles, not the other way around
Simone Biles competes on floor during the women's U.S. Olympic Trials at America's Center on June 25, 2021 in St. Louis. - Carmen Mandato/Getty Images North America/TNS

When it comes to Olympic gymnastics, perfection is a thing of the past. There was a time when a gymnast’s best score could be a 10.0, although the number was viewed as unattainable — especially on the Olympic stage. Who could achieve a perfect score under such pressure? The answer: Romania’s Nadia Comaneci at the Montreal Olympics in 1976. She not only earned the first perfect 10, but six more. The perfect score endures in collegiate competition, but lives no longer on the world stage thanks to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). And American superstar Simone Biles is paying the pri...