Gymnast Simone Biles shows her best moves as guest pitcher for Houston Astros

No nerves for Biles in front of the Houston crowd (HoustonAstros twitter)
15:00pm, Thu 24 Oct 2019
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When the most decorated gymnast of all time was invited  to make the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game, it was never going to be under-stated.

And 22-year-old Simone Biles didn't disappoint as she performed a stunning backflip twist before carrying out her celebrity task.

Biles became the golden girl of gymnastics after taking five gold medals at the World Gymnastics Championships in early October and was invited to make the first pitch at Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas, where the champion is from.

It was the second time she has pitched at an Astros game, the first in 2016 saw her perform a perfect aerial cartwheel before pitching and subsequently asked Houston backstop Scott Feldman to sign the ball for her.

Unfortunately Biles was not the lucky charm the Astros needed as they lost 12-3 to the Washington Nationals.