The coronavirus pandemic forced an unforeseen postponement of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. There were a lot of athletes who were eager to get back to normalcy and compete in the quadrennial event. But American gymnast, Simone Biles, was probably the most anxious of the lot.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 09: Simone Biles of the United States poses for photographs with her gold medal after the medal ceremony for the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Biles is one of the most successful female gymnasts to feature at the Olympics. The Ohio-born athlete has a total tally of 30 Olympics and World Championship medals. Biles is the most decorated American gymnast. Also, she is still just 24!
Simone Biles is aiming to impress at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020
The legendary Simone Biles remains one of the most successful Olympic gymnasts. But with great power, comes responsibility. Simone did not rush her comeback in the build-up
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 22, 2021
Here’s what NBC analyst Tim Daggett had to say about Biles.
“Simone Biles, when you look at her, the things that she is able to do are so beyond the realm of imagination of just about anybody in the gymnastics world. She does skills that only a handful of men do, and often times on those most difficult skills that only a handful of the men do, she does it better than them. So she’s really pushed the sport,” Dagget said on the show.
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