“Don’t Feel Comfortable”- Soon to Be Married Simone Biles Doesn’t Want Future Daughter to Continue Her Gymnastics Legacy

Published 05/22/2022, 11:18 AM EDT
Simone Biles looks down as she warms up during 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. Picture taken June 27, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Naturally, the parents want their children to carry forward the legacy they have created in their lifetime. Perhaps Michael Phelps would want his son Boomer to be an even greater swimmer than him or Usain Bolt might love watching his son breaking every track record there is. However, gymnastics GOAT Simone Biles wouldn’t want her daughter to be a gymnast.

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FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics Artistic Training – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – July 22, 2021. Simone Biles of the United States during training REUTERS/File Photo

Undoubtedly, Simone Biles is one of the most prolific gymnasts the world has ever seen. Though what’s also true is the fact that she has gone through a lot. Battling with mental health issues and criticism from the world on withdrawing from the Olympics certainly wouldn’t have been easy to cope with. However, she is a champion and will always be remembered as a champion, no matter what.

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Simone Biles doesn’t want her future daughters to join gymnastics

When asked whether she would want her daughter to join the US gymnastics team and carry forward her legacy, her answer was a straight “No.” Elaborating about the reason why, she added, “Because I don’t feel comfortable enough, because they haven’t taken accountability for their actions and what they’ve done. And they haven’t ensured us that it’s never going to happen again.”

However, seeing athletes losing trust in the sports system, the new president and CEO of USA Gymnastics said, “We recognize how deeply we have broken the trust of our athletes and community, and are working hard to build that trust back.”

What do people think of gymnastics legend?

People have this notion about Simone Biles, that she is different from normal human beings. Well, obviously she has that larger-than-sports image, but that doesn’t make her bulletproof to feelings or other life challenges. She is indeed an extraordinary gymnast. However, when it comes to day-to-day life obstacles, she is yet another 25-year-old who hasn’t figured it out yet.

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Gymnastics is just a part of her life. It doesn’t define her completely nor does it makes her invincible. Deep down under the skin of a champion athlete, she is just like the rest of us.

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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