Gymnast Jordan Chiles Made A Seriously Impressive Save On The Balance Beam

Gymnast Jordan Chiles may not yet be a household name, but something tells us that's about to change. This weekend's P&G Championships marked the 16-year-old's first time competing as a senior on the national level and she pulled out some jaw-dropping stops to save herself from a potential fall on the balance beam.
Chiles attempted to execute a "wolf turn" on the beam, which NBC Sports describes as a movement in which "a gymnast crouches and rotates on the four-inch surface with one foot staying on the beam."
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When Chiles lost her balance, she rose up to steady herself and kept spinning. She executed four full spins before coming to a full, upright stop. Our minds were blown and apparently hers was, too.
“I do not know what just happened…Is that considered still a turn?” Chiles asked other gymnasts and coaches after her dismount.
Check out this superhuman move:
And, to answer Chiles' question, it appears the judges did consider it a turn. She was awarded a score of 14.2, the joint-fourth-highest score of the night.
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"I was kind of crooked at the beginning, and so, normally, I just stand up, but then I didn’t want to fall, so I just tucked in my knee," Chiles explained. "After a while, I didn’t realize I was still turning until people were like, 'Whoa,' and I was like, oh wait, I’m still turning. I think I should open. I sometimes do that at home, so I kind of knew what to do."
Chiles brought home a silver medal in the all-around competition, and her goal is to be named to the four-woman team that will compete at October’s world championships in Montreal.
Watch Chiles' entire balance beam routine here and be wowed all over again.
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