“I Hope You Can Come”- Simone Biles Invites Michelle Obama to Her ‘Gold Over America’ Tour

Published 09/10/2021, 10:39 AM EDT
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)


After Tokyo Olympics 2020, Simone Biles will feature on the Gold Over America tour. Interestingly, the tour of gymnastic which covers over 35 cities in America will have all-female casts. Simone will start the tour on the 26th of September with her accomplished gymnastics colleagues.

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While fans from all around the world would want to be in the front rows, Simone revealed who she wants to invite.

Simone Biles sends a sweet invitation to Michelle Obama

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Simone Biles is undoubtedly the GOAT of gymnastics as she clinched two new Olympic medals this year. Simone has seven sparkling Olympic medals, out of which four are gold. Tokyo Olympics 2020 was not her best performance, but she was still the star. Biles showcased to the world a bigger picture than the Olympics, i.e. the mental health of athletes.

USA’s Simone Biles in the Women’s Balance Beam Final at Ariake Gymnastic Centre on the eleventh day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Tuesday August 3, 2021. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Biles had taken some time out from gymnastics, resting and clearing her head. However, she will be back on the mat soon for the Gold Over America tour. Before the tour starts, Biles answered a few questions. The Olympic gymnast revealed who she would like to invite, and apparently, it was a simple choice for Biles.

Simone revealed, “I think that is an easy question. If I could invite anybody to sit in front row at our show, I would definitely invite Michelle Obama.”

At the end of the question-and-answer round, Biles even sent an invitation for the former First Lady of America. “Hi, Michelle Obama, I hope you can come over to the Gold Over America Tour, and see the gold in all of us shine,” said Biles.

Michelle Obama had supported Simone during Tokyo Olympics 2020 withdrawal

When Simone Biles had withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics event, everyone was disheartened. Notably, the world sent support for Biles after her difficult decision, showcasing sensitivity and empathy towards her mental health.

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In the list of Biles supporters was also Michelle Obama. Michelle sent her support to Simone through her social media account. She wrote, Am I good enough? Yes, I am. The mantra I practice daily. @Simone_Biles, we are proud of you and we are rooting for you.” It was indeed an encouraging message for the Olympic gymnast who was dealing with so much pressure in Tokyo.

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While Simone Biles is now an inspiration for many women athletes around the world, Michelle Obama is someone that Simone seemingly looks up to.

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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