Simone Biles takes viral handstand challenge to new, pantsless heights


Gymnast Simone Biles is using her quarantine time to dunk on superheroes.

On Saturday, the four-time Olympic gold medalist took Tom Holland’s shirtless handstand challenge — previously completed by Holland, his Spider-Man: Far From Home co-star Jake Gyllenhaal, and more on-screen heroes — to new heights with her own pantsless spin.

The challenge typically requires the competitor put on a shirt while maintaining a wall-supported handstand. But in a video posted to Twitter, Biles enters a world-class handstand with no supporting wall before gradually removing her sweatpants with her feet. It’s an elegant showcase of athleticism, befitting a time where pants have never seemed more unnecessary.  Read more…

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