F2F Class Notes (George)[R]

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Simone Biles – Level 5

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles has made history. She won her sixth U.S. Gymnastics Championships this week – the second woman to do this. The record was set 67 years ago. The victory was also her 20th consecutive, major tournament win, going back to 2013. However, it was her jaw-dropping performances that etched her name into the record books. She became the first gymnast to land a double twisting, double somersault beam dismount, delighting spectators. She topped that later by becoming the first woman to land a triple-double (three twists and two flips) on the floor.

Ms Biles, 22, showed her customary modesty with reporters. Rather than celebrate her records, she expressed frustration at her mistakes. She said: “I know…how well I can do, so I just want to do the best routine for the audience and for myself out here.” Biles is a perfectionist and said she was disappointed after falling after her triple-double. She said she wanted to “scratch the meet” after she fell. The plaudits came flooding in following her routines. Former gymnast Nastia Liukin tweeted: “Simone’s got enough gold medals at home, someone give this girl a crown.”


frustrated: 气馁的
feeling annoyed for to achieving what you want

disappointed 失望的
feeling unhappy about something/ someone for not being as good as you hoped

annoyed 烦恼的
angry/ sad

audience 观众
group of people who are watching ( movie, sport, speaker)

perfectionist 完美主义者
someone who wants everything to be perfect

scratch the meet :
expression for being  very angry  / frustrated

plaudit 赞扬
praise / award

routine: 常规
standard / usual way of doing things

former :以前
in the past but not in the present anymore
eg: former football player
the former president

crown 王冠
the gold circular decoration for the head/ for the king or queen