Simone Biles Takes Up Coaching Role for Younger Gymnasts

Published 12/30/2021, 8:00 AM EST
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States reacts during the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


The world seems to be a happy place for Simone Biles right now. Along with her boyfriend Jonathan Owens, she is having a good time away from the sport, reaping the fruits of her labor. Undoubtedly, she has trained for years to become the sensational gymnast she is today. However, while on the sidelines now, she has been sharing her wisdom with up-and-coming gymnasts.

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With her coaches Laurent Landi and Cecile Canqueteau-Landi out in France, Biles is enjoying being a mentor to young gymnasts who strive to achieve the same feats as her.

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Simone Biles coaches young gymnasts

A recent post on Twitter paid tribute to the famous Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina while drawing comparisons to Biles. It talked about how Mustafina might be coaching young girls in Russia, while Biles is sharing her expertise with young gymnasts back home in America. Learning from Biles, who won four gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is surely a dream come true for many.

Her stance on mental health issues and their importance back in Tokyo paved the way for many young athletes to come forward and speak about the same. Although Biles is not competing right now, her performances on the Gold Over America Tour also focused on attracting younger talent to the sport.

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Cecile Canqueteau-Landi played an important role in Biles’ win

One name that is synonymous with Biles’ performances is that of her coach, Cecile Canqueteau-Landi. Cecile supported Biles throughout her time in Tokyo, helping Biles clinch that bronze medal, despite all the adversities she had been through. The duo shared a heartwarming moment after Biles won the bronze medal on her return in the balance beam competitions.

“The moment we realized that she had won an amazing bronze medal. The medal that meant so much to both of us. I’ll never forget this. Thank you Simone,” said Landi.

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While fans hail Biles for her act of generosity, they continue to miss her on the big stage. However, with all things going her way right now, do you think Simone Biles will make a comeback to competitive gymnastics in 2022?

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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