Jimmy Kimmel Makes Fun of Simone Biles’ Height on His Show

Published 09/26/2021, 7:00 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 09: Simone Biles of the United States poses for photographs with her gold medal after the medal ceremony for the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


Often regarded as the greatest American gymnast of all time, Simone Biles has the world at her feet. The 24-year-old is a fan-favorite as she is followed and adored by thousands across the world. Notably, Biles also got tremendous amounts of support from her supporters after her decision to withdraw from Tokyo Olympics events.

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Recently, the phenom met famous talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and fell victim to his hilarious take on her height. Not just Biles, but even fans loved every bit of the banter between the two.

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Simone Biles gets bantered

The show focused on her flipping abilities and her tour with other gymnasts. However, they discussed a pizza that Kimmel wasn’t particularly a fan of. Regardless, Biles was adamant it was the best in the business. Hence, taking a leap of faith, Jimmy trusted Biles, took a savoring bite, and soon turned into a fan.

Head over heels for his meal, Jimmy thanked Biles, making a hilarious promise as a token of appreciation for her suggestion.

He said, “I am going to shower you, there are gonna be pizzas stacked up, I’d say higher than you but that’s not that many pizzas.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 15: Simone Biles of the United States competes in the Balance Beam Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

As the audience erupted with laughter, Biles took it in her stride.

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Gold Over America Tour

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Biles has been busy with her recent Gold Over America Tour. Even though two shows were canceled, Biles and co are scheduled to perform across America with different world-class gymnasts. The show focuses on inspiring younger generations to take up gymnastics as a professional sport.

“I love the sport of gymnastics and wanted to help create a show that celebrates the pure joy of performing. I believe there is GOLD inside of us all and it’s time to let that GOLD shine,” said Biles, speaking about her dream tour.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 09: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The influence of Biles is incredible. After taking a monumental decision to withdraw from the gymnastics events in Tokyo, the support she received has clearly motivated her. Safe to say, Biles is one of the best athletes in the world right now.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an 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 centre the respect he deserves.

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