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7X Olympic Medalist Simone Biles Once Admitted She Doesn’t “Feel Human” for What She Does as a Gymnast

Published 10/18/2022, 8:15 PM EDT

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Gymnastics is almost synonymous with Simone Biles. The champion has showcased exceptional talent throughout her illustrious career. Whether it’s her impressive flips or gorgeous twists in the air, her fans are always awestruck. Indeed, her trajectory and her display of exquisite skill have been a treat to the eyes.

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Even after she dropped out of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, fans sent support from all across the world; such is Simone Biles’ legacy. While she has currently been enjoying her time away from the beams, let’s take a look at the icon’s journey from her lens.


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Simone Biles wonders if she is a human

At the national gymnastics championships in 2018, Simone set a record by bagging all 5 gold medals. Previously, the gymnast had swept 4 gold medals at the Rio Olympics; she was unstoppable. Her tricks and twists up the beams and bars were a sight to behold. While fans cheered for the star, admiration echoed throughout the audience, who witnessed her amazing talent. Fans were in awe of her routine while she performed complex twists up in the air.

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After her successful feat at the nationals, Biles revealed in an interview that she often wonders if she was human after all. Her journey through gymnastics, whether it’s competing in nationals or representing the country in the Olympics, hasn’t been easy. And while her success rates go off the charts, the star still wonders about the idea of being ‘normal’. She reveals, “Sometimes what I do, I don’t feel human. I don’t feel normal. But we make it normal.”


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When Fans Reacted to Simone Biles, Suni Lee, and Katelyn Ohashi’s Staggering All-around Routines- “That Can’t Be Real These People.”

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The legacy of Simone Biles doesn’t simply end at gold medals. The star has earned a good name in the community, so much so that there are gymnastic elements named after her. Currently, four Artistic Gymnastics elements have moves named after the icon. One move on the vault, one on balance beams, and two moves on the floor. All of them vary in complexity but are equally impressive.


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Simone Biles has proven to be a beacon of light in the world of gymnastics. Whether it’s for her moves or for the ideals she stands for, her fans look up to her. After the Tokyo Olympics, the star has set a benchmark for administrations to take better care of athletes’ mental health. Undoubtedly, she is a true inspiration for many.

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Radha Iyer

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Radha Iyer is working as a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Master's degree in Media and Communications from Pandit Deendayal Energy University. Radha has worked as a content writer for over a year.

Edited By: Melroy Fernandes