“Tried to Stab My Hand”: Simone Biles Recalled Horrifying Attack by a Classmate During Her Time at Private School

Published 08/22/2022, 11:00 AM EDT

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Simone Biles needs no formal introduction. The 25-year-old Olympic Gold Medalist towers tall with her achievements. Her skills in her performance remains unmatched. With 25 World medals, Simone remains the GOAT of gymnastics.

In her book ‘Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance,’ Simone opens up on a horrifying incident from her school life.


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Simone ran for her life

Narrating an incident from her private school, Simone recounts one incident that involved her classmate. Simone states how he was pretty upset with his grades. In this context, she refers to her friend, whom she addresses as Brandon (for the sake of privacy).

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Telling a bit about Brandon, Simone tells readers how he tended to do self-harm. Simone realized that her friend was going to hurt himself. Stopping him, Simone said, “Brandon, don’t do that, please.” Confessing her emotions, Simone adds, “The way he cut himself sacred to me.” Like a good friend, Simone tried to stop Brandon from self-harming.


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But, little did she realize that he had a pocketknife. She adds, “I didn’t realize that Brandon had a pocketknife, so I wasn’t prepared when he pulled it out and tried to stab my hand.” Thankfully, he missed, and Simone was left unharmed. Sensing fear, Simone ran to the school’s front desk. Later her parents talked with the school authority regarding the whole incident.

Simone Biles preparing for her big day 


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On the personal front, 2022 has been a wonderful year for Simone. Surprising the world, Simone announced her engagement with her long-term boyfriend, Jonathan Owens. The two love birds are now busy preparing for the big day.

The wedding date remains a mystery, but Simone, time and again, keep sharing tidbits of her big day. Recently, she took to her Instagram story to share a picture of the beautiful Prada bag that Jonathan got her.


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The wedding preparations are in full swing. There is no doubt that Jonathan and Biles are a power couple, and their wedding will take the internet by storm. The fans are excited already.


Written by:

Mubhaswara Ahamed


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Mubhaswara Ahamed is working as a US Sports Author for Essentially Sports. Having completed a Grad degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, Mubhaswara was introduced to the world of sports by her father. She always had a passion for games.
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Rupak Kumar Jha