‘#BilesNChiles’ – Twitter Reacts to Tokyo Olympics 2021 Bound Gymnasts Simone Biles and Jordan Chiles’ Friendship

Published 07/04/2021, 2:26 PM EDT
Jordan Chiles makes a kiss face towards Simone Biles as they pose for a photo after being named to the Olympic team after the final day of women’s competition in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for gymnastics in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., June 27, 2021. Picture taken June 27, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson


Simone Biles will lead the USA gymnastics team at Tokyo Olympics 2021. She is the best gymnast in the world currently and is one of the greatest in history. Biles shares a very close bond with her fellow gymnast Jordan Chiles. And their friendship has broken social media after both of them qualified for the Olympics in the recent trials.

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Chiles has been waiting for the opportunity to represent the USA at the biggest stage. Her career has been turbulent, and she had to endure a lot of rejection before finally making it through to the USA’s team to Tokyo. She is still only 20 years old and came in early in the gymnastic setup as a great prodigy. But being termed as young, Chiles couldn’t represent the USA in the World Championships despite winning silver in the national championships.

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Chiles was snubbed for the 2019 World Championships. And after her confidence took a hit that year and she looked towards ending her career, but Biles offered her to practice with her and since then both have shared a very close bond. Now with Biles, Chiles is one of the prime medal prospects for the USA.

“You always have that one person who can change your whole life….. and this my friend is you,” Chiles posted recently. And Biles was in tears after Chiles had qualified for the Olympics. Biles wrote, ” proud is an understatement” on Instagram.

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“Having [Biles] by my side 24/7 and giving me encouraging words every day definitely helped and it was very motivational,” Chiles said after qualifying for the Olympics. “Very happy to have someone like her. It’s been exciting to watch her grow in and out of the gym. I see her pushing herself every day, which is inspiring,” Biles said.

Seeing their friendship and sisterly bond, a hashtag became popular across social media. ‘#BilesNChiles’ is the hashtag as people adored their partnership.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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