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Simone Biles’ Incredible Docu-Series ‘Simone Vs Herself’ Nominated For Great Honor at 2022 Sports Emmys Awards

Published 04/08/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

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The nominee list for the 2022 Sports Emmys just came out, and it is highly competitive. Among popular shows like Netflix’s Drive to Survive and Uninterrupted’s Golden, is also Simone Biles’ series, Simone vs Herself.

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The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presents the Sports Emmy Awards each year. The Awards recognize excellence in American sports television programming, including sports series, live sports, and even announcers.

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Simone Vs Herself nominated for the 2022 Sports Emmys

The 2022 Sports Emmys will air on May 24th this year. For the category of Outstanding Documentary Series, there are five nominees this year.

In fact, two of the nominees are Netflix original series, including F1 docu-series Drive to Survive and Last Chance U: Basketball. Additionally, Uninterrupted’s series on USA Gymnastics, titled ‘Golden’, is also a nominee this year.


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Moreover, Simone Biles‘ series on Facebook Watch, titled ‘Simone vs. Herself‘ is a nominee on the list too. The documentary covers the life of Biles on and off the mat. Moreover, the series also covers the mental struggles she went through during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Simone vs Herself garnered critical and audience acclaim for highlighting the raw side of Biles’ work ethic. Despite her larger-than-life stature on the gymnasium floor, Simone vs Herself introduced audiences to the human side of the elite athlete.

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Not only does the show highlight her triumphs, but it also covers her frustrations, trials, and tribulations. Thus, it comes as no big surprise for the Facebook Watch series to be one of the nominees for the best documentaries this year.

Wedding planning for Simone Biles is going full steam ahead

Simone Biles recently engaged her longtime boyfriend, Jonathan Owens, of the Houston Texans. It was Owens who had popped the question to Simone on Valentine’s Day this year.

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Ever since then, Biles has been busy planning her wedding. Meanwhile, she constantly drops some hints or updates for her fans on social media about the preparations.



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Over the course of two months, Biles revealed how her wedding would be a destination wedding on the beach. Furthermore, while interacting with fans online, she also shared how she would spare no expense at the wedding to have tonnes of flowers.

Most recently, she shared on Instagram that the couple had met with wedding planners. Undoubtedly, this means that planning will now go full speed ahead. At the same time, Simone shared pictures of herself from the beach, where she must have gone to check out possible wedding venues.


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Samarveer Singh


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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.
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