When Simone Biles takes a leap into the air, she leaves the world stunned with her extraordinary moves. Notably, at only 24, she has achieved almost everything a gymnast could possibly win in a lifetime.
In what was only her second appearance in the mega-quadrennial games, Simone made world headlines. Notably, her performance, both on and off the mat, had fans crown her as the ‘G.O.A.T’ of gymnastics.
Biles has achieved 32 medals in her rewarding career, with 7 being Olympic accolades. Courtesy of rigorous training, she makes every magical leap seem effortless.
Simone Biles on her magic moves
After a very stressful, yet rewarding year, Simone Biles moved on to her next project. She is currently traveling across 35 American cities for her Gold Over America tour. Sadly, fans missed out on her performances in 4 out of 5 events in Tokyo. However, the gymnastics tour has now brought her back on the mat.
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States poses with the bronze medal during the Women’s Balance Beam Final medal ceremony on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
At Tokyo Olympics 2020, Simone added two new medals to her tally, taking her overall Olympic accolades to seven; This is a feat no other American gymnast has ever reached.
In conversation with The Cut, Simone reflected upon her achievements. Interestingly, like fans, Simone too seems unaware of the secret behind her magical moves. She said, “It’s kind of unheard of to win as many things as I have. I don’t physically understand how I do it. It was a God-given talent.”
From newbie to GOAT
19-year-old Simone entered her first Olympic games in 2016 in Rio. Notably, she instantly rose to fame, clinching four astonishing gold medals and securing one bronze medal.
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 27: Simone Biles of Team United States smiles during the Women’s Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Hence, at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, she was the favorite for glory. However, in a move that shocked the world, Simone withdrew from most of her events, citing mental health concerns. Although, making an eventual appearance, later on, she stunningly clinched two medals and silenced her critics.
A move that was meant for her personal wellbeing sparked a worldwide conversation over mental health. Not just an outstanding athlete, but Simone is also a courageous, inspirational human being.
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