How USA’s Gymnasts Simone Biles and Jordan Chiles Are Training for Tokyo Olympics 2021?

Published 07/05/2021, 12:26 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


It’s been a couple of years since Jordan Chiles joined Simone Biles to practice for the Tokyo Olympics 2021. Now not only that both are training partners they also share a close sisterly bond and that will now feature in Tokyo as well. While Chiles is an upcoming sensation, Biles has established herself as one of the best in history.

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Simone Biles, Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum wave after being named the Olympic team. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson REFILE – CORRECTING SPELLING OF SUNISA LEE

Chiles had first thought about dropping gymnasium before she was encouraged by Biles to leave Washington and come to Houston, Texas to train at her gym with her coaches Cecile and Laurent Landi. Now they both train under the same coaches and at World Champions Centre in Houston, Texas.

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Simone Biles’ tough training schedule

To become the best Biles has had to toil extra hard. She trains rigorously for hours to be ready for the Olympics. Biles trains six days a week with Sundays off. She trains twice a day on some days and these generally involve a lot of gym works and routines.

Simone Biles smiles at a teammate. Picture taken June 27, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

After her breakfast, Biles trains for hours at the gym. Then she has her lunch and later goes again for the training on her routines. Moreover, she also changes her training once in a while. She often likes cross-training. From swimming to cycling Biles enjoys cross-training sessions. Apart from cross-training, Biles also does strength training, circuit training, and endurance training.

“Last year we did cross-training. We swam twice a week—almost a mile! I swore I was going to drown, it was so hard, and then we would run. And the year before that we would bike 10 miles outside once a week. My legs were absolute jello. But it got easier because the cross-training helped,” Biles said.

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Chiles had commented on how it is like to train with Biles. They mutually look at each other’s routines and encourage each other. Moreover, with the bond they share, they also have a lot of fun as well.

“When we are both in the gym, it’s like we are in the gym to do our job. But then also it’s like we have the ability to kind of have fun with it,” Chiles said.

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Overall Chiles finished third in the Olympic trials whereas Biles finished first. They both will represent USA at the Tokyo Olympics and are prime suspects for bringing gold medals back home.

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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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