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“Beat You”: Briefly Taking Lead Over Simone Biles, Gymnastics’ Rising Star Challenges a Smackdown

Published 09/23/2023, 9:13 AM EDT

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The US Women’s World Team Selection Camp drew its curtains, throwing confetti around. Simone Biles led the pack undoubtedly. Alongside the gymnastics legend scoring an all-around 55.700, the other team members weren’t far behind. The Selection camp was the gateway to the Pan American Games and the highly anticipated World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. The gymnasts were up against each other fiercely. But this does not take away their off-mat fun. Budding gymnast Zoe Miller recently opened the window to give the world a glimpse of the backstage view of the event and openly challenged Biles.

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Never shying away from sharing the mirror, make-up, stage, laughs, and giggles with Biles, Miller proved herself to be a true buddy. Although Miller could not get into the US World team, she secured a place in the US team for the Pan American Games alongside Jordan Chiles. Now, she has summoned Simone Biles for another face-off through her social media post!

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Zoe Miller took to Instagram to invite Simone Biles to a “WWE smack down”! Both clad in gym gear, Miller in blue and Biles in red, engaged in unfiltered laughter and a fun fight, one on top of the other. The scene was an enactment of the famous WWE maneuver. Toppling over and acknowledging her love for the reigning all-around champion.


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In the coming weeks, both the gymnasts will represent the US on international platforms. But Miller’s post is a testament to their friendship and bonding beyond rivalry. This came out unfiltered as the caption of the post reads, “I miss you already, come back soon so I can beat u up for the second time.”


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Zoe Miller does seem confident about her upcoming displays and is ready to put on a show at the Pan Am games. Though she missed Biles’ company a lot, the 17-year-old can pose a threat to the 26-year-old. Being intergenerational competitors, the age gap doesn’t exist here.

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As Katy, Texas, witnessed several gymnasts unveil their finesse on stage, Miller and Roberson put up a tough show despite their age. Between them, Zoe’s performance deserved applause. In the first rotation, Zoe scored an amazing 14.500, leaving Biles behind. While Biles faced a ‘fall’ while performing the Maloney, Miller, rocking a blue leotard, landed impressive scores on the uneven bars.

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Before her double layout and van Leeuwen, her handstand offered her a lead on the scoreboard. According to the USA Gymnastics’ ‘X’ post, the caption read, “A huge 14.500 from @zoeliana_ on Uneven Bars!”


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On the other hand, Biles scored 12.800 at the end of the first rotation. Even though she picked up pace further ahead, the Texas-born teenager is all set to bring her A-game later this month. Fans highly await her terrific mat routines at the US Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Moreover, Biles’ comeback after a decade to Antwerp will be a worthwhile show.

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Agnijeeta Majumder


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Agnijeeta Majumder is a US Sports author at Essentially Sports. Being a staunch content writer and a passionate sports enthusiast, Agnijeeta combined her love for writing and penchant for all things sports to delve into the world of the US Sports arena. Agnijeeta takes inspiration from American Track and Field star Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and brings her attention to detail to all the avenues of the Athletics realm.
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