Simone Biles Gets Interrupted By Minions During Her Tokyo 2020 Practice Session

Published 07/17/2021, 10:58 AM EDT


Simone Biles gets to meet her biggest fans, MINIONS!

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In an interesting video, Biles seems to get into the headspace to warm up on the balance beam. “Every morning when I step into the gym, I ask myself the same question,” she narrates, over footage of herself going through different moves. “Why just live up to people’s expectations when you can defy them?”, says the owner of 23 gold Olympian medals.

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Meanwhile, she is approached by a minion for an autograph! Amidst her session, she immediately takes the paper out of the minion’s hand and signs it. Amused with the gesture, she also awards the little character with a kiss on the head. It was indeed extremely sweet, wasn’t it?

Minions are Simone’s biggest fans!

“It was a natural idea to bring together the best of U.S. and these global animated icons for surprise-and-delight moments with Simone Biles and Caeleb Dressel,” said Chief Marketing Officer For Entertainment and Sports at NBC Universal Jenny Storms in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “These memorable, fun, family-friendly pieces will drive anticipation for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics as well as for Illumination’s upcoming film, Minions: The Rise of Gru.” 

Simone Biles’ previous feats

The 23-year-old American gymnast is one of the most appreciated athletes of all time. Sweeping a grand total of 30 medals at the Olympics as well as World Championships, she’s always striving for more.

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She entered the world of gymnastics started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas. However, her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.

Watch StoryDespicable Squee! Even Those Adorable Minions Are Big Fans of Olympic Champion Simon Biles 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 09: Simone Biles of the United States poses for photographs with her gold medal after the medal ceremony for the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Of course, it is a fascinating way to attract the younger kids to watch the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, given their favorite characters are also becoming a part of the big platform. Although the games begin on 23rd July 2020, it is important to keep an eye out for the minions’ new movie ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ arriving in theaters in the month of July.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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