Simone Biles Talks About Things That Might Surprise People

Published 07/15/2021, 1:45 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Simone Biles of the United States reacts after competing on the Women’s Floor final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


The 23-year-old American gymnast, Simone Biles, recently opened up about things that people would be surprised to learn about her! Having bagged a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, she is the most celebrated gymnast in the history of the sport. She’s the greatest and most dominant in her field of expertise.

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Highlighting her most recent feats, she won several gold medals at the Summer Olympics held in Rio 2016. She successfully performed in team, all-around, vault, and floor events. Furthermore, she backed the third position in the beam.

Simone continues to shine brighter

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Moreover, in the year 2019, at the World Championship, she was able to sweep gold in all categories she took part in! Ranging from team event to beam balance, she ruled the tournament.

Not only did she make a name for herself but also make her country immensely proud by becoming the first woman to win four straight U.S. all-around titles in 42 years at the 2016 P&G Championships.

On top of that, she was selected USOC’s Female Olympic Athlete of the Year (2014-15). Owning the most world medals in U.S. history (14) and the most world championships gold medals of any female gymnast (10), she never fails to give a top-notch performance.
Aug 15, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Simone Biles competes in the on floor exercise during senior P&G gymnastics championships at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Biles might surprise her fans with this information!

She says that her favorite event is floor exercise. Shopping is one of her hobbies and loves to have Italian. Stepping outside the professional world of gymnastics, she says that she’s not “competitive”.

Instead, she enjoys being with her family when it comes to playing games or spending quality time with them. Keeping aside her usual “game-face” attitude, she tries to make the most of the moment spent with her loved ones.

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Further ahead, she opens up about the sacrifices she made in order to reach where she is today. “Going to public schools, hanging out with friends, going to school dances. I was homeschooled, I realize that I didn’t get to do any of that.

“But, I also realized that at the end of the day, I got to travel and represent the country. So,  I really don’t think that I have missed out on too much”.

Having a remarkable career at such a young age is indeed inspirational. There are thousands of young aspiring athletes that look up to her. Hence, it can be undoubtedly said that nothing as “surprising” could ever stop her fans from doing that!

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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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