Simone Biles has shocked the world again with an incredible act of strength and skill, and now her video has inspired others to do the same thing … take off their pants!
The 4X Olympic Gold medalist went viral over the weekend when she joined in on a handstand challenge that showed her stripping off a pair of sweatpants while holding a handstand for a full minute. The act was pretty incredible, as Biles hardly broke on the inversion while taking off her pants.
Biles nailed the “Handstand Challenge” and her video was so well received that it’s already racked up 8 million views. As many people are looking for something interesting to do during the global quarantine, the challenge seemed perfect for others to give it a shot. Within hours, others had successfully attempted the “Handstand Challenge” and sent in their videos of themselves stripping down while holding the tough move.
“Challenge accepted,” a woman named Alex wrote as she too held the handstand in her kitchen and removed her pants.
Challenge accepted ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4UUkwb4qg0
— Alex✨💛 (@Alexxandra_G) April 12, 2020
The videos kept coming as many gymnasts around the world were pulling off their own attempts at the “Handstand Challenge.” A woman named Talia admitted, “my downstairs neighbors are gonna kill me,” but she stuck her handstand and was able to complete the challenge without going to the ground.
Another woman admitted her attempt was, “Not as coordinated as simones, but a valiant effort for a washed up athlete, I must say.”
Some videos were criticized for not wearing as tight of sweatpants as Biles did … but c’mon, she’s an Olympic athlete.
my downstairs neighbors are gonna kill me pic.twitter.com/qzS87HXVPm
— Talia Kushynski (@taliwalle) April 12, 2020
Handstands and flying pants aren’t just for the girls, as men also took a shot at seeing how they stacked up against the reigning Olympic champ.
“I’m gonna need a tougher challenge Simone,” a man named Kevin wrote as he pulled off the challenge. He may be a little cocky after the fact, but Kevin still didn’t pull it off as smoothly as Biles.
In fact, Biles was so impressive that many would not even attempt to take down the Queen … including Chrissy Teigen who wrote:
“Simone I have to lay down and have someone else do it normally.”