“I’ve Been Buddies With Simone Biles for 7 Years” – USA Trampolinist Hails Simone Biles as an ‘Unimaginable Athlete’

Published 07/16/2021, 3:56 AM EDT
Simone Biles competes on the floor at the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics trials in St Louis, Missouri, U.S. June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson


Simone Biles is now in Tokyo and is preparing for another dominant Tokyo Olympics 2020. She is the greatest gymnast of all time and hence has a lot of admirers. In the USA’s Olympics camp, Biles has many friends and one of them is trampolinist, Nicole Ahsinger.

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Simone Biles smiles at a teammate during the final day of women’s competition. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

In a recent interview, Ahsinger revealed her close bond with Simone Biles. Both the athletes are going to their second Olympics in Tokyo hence Ahsinger has seen Biles’ growth. Now Biles is leading the gymnastics team and is the greatest gymnast of all time.

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“It’s simply cool that I knew her earlier than her first Olympic games. So, I’ve seen her change into this unimaginable athlete. It’s a cool expertise that we’re each going to our second games and I get to see what she does greatest,” Ahsinger said.

Nicole Ahsinger on her friendship with Simone Biles

Speaking more about her friendship with Biles, Ahsinger said that she has known her American counterpart for seven years. And they have since then accompanied each other in various competitions together.

“I do know numerous the women on the crew. I’ve been buddies with Simone Biles for seven years. We went on tour collectively after the 2016 Olympics, and I do know her nicely,” she said.

Simone Biles practices uneven bars during the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics trials in St Louis, Missouri, U.S. June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Along with Ahsinger, Biles has many other friends on the American Olympic team. Most notably her bonding with her fellow gymnast, Jordan Chiles also comes to mind. Both the gymnasts share a sisterly bond that will now be visible in Tokyo Olympics.

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Moreover, as Biles recently ditched Nike and signed with Athleta, she also had a brief conversation with US track and field legend, Allyson Felix. Felix welcomed Biles into the Athleta team and Biles was honored to be associated with the women’s apparel brand and admired Felix’s journey.

Now Biles has already achieved all the honors available to a gymnast. It is now her opportunity to extend her legacy further. If she wins in Tokyo, she will join a club of few gymnasts who have won consecutive Olympic gold medals. How many will Biles win in Tokyo?

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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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