GOAT Simone Biles in Competition Against Suni Lee, Jordan Chiles and Own Team USA for Final Showdown of 2023

Published 12/31/2023, 5:45 AM EST

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The year 2023 was bursting at the seams with several great artistic gymnastics competitions. The gymnasts of Team USA especially had a very dynamic year. They witnessed an Olympic gold medalist strive her best to compete in the form of Sunisa Lee. Similarly, they also watched an Olympic gold medalist make one of the most celebrated and successful comebacks in the form of Simone Biles.

While this year will drift away soon, the memories made and captured during it will not. A new social media post has showcased several such unforgettable moments caught from excellent angles. While Simone Biles won four gold medals in this year’s artistic gymnastic world championship, will she be able to win 2023’s final contest?

The stills of something dynamic and breathtaking


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USA Gymnastics recently added a post on its official Instagram page carrying four photos of US gymnasts. The post carried the caption, “Photo of the Year Nominees: Women’s Artistic. 2023 saw World Champions, Pan American Champions and National Champions rise as gymnasts prepare for the path to Paris.” 


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The post further read, “New faces & returning stars alike proved the future of the sport is in great hands.” The first image was of Tokyo’s all-around gold medalist Sunisa Lee, followed by the greatest gymnast of all time, Simone Biles. The remaining two shots displayed team images showcasing Jordan Chiles, Zoe Miller, Joscelyn Roberson, and many others.


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While Simone Biles, Suni, and everyone else are just the subjects of the photographs, they still add great value to the images. The confident pose of Biles, the downward gaze of Lee before mustering the strength and tolerance for a routine, and the carefree vibe of the group photos. 

All these elements significantly add up. Interestingly, USA Gymnastics also said that the winner of the picture will not be decided by them. In fact, the decision for the winner of Photo of the Year will be decided by the fans via polls.


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Will Simone Biles receive the most votes?

USA Gymnastics also mentioned in their caption, “Cast your vote in our Instagram Stories for your favorite photo from the Women’s Artistic Discipline!” While this method will allow fans to directly vote for Simone Biles, it will also allow them to vote for their other favorites. The competition is usually one-sided when Simone Biles competes in any event.


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However, every gymnast with a considerable fan following on the list stands the chance to win this time. All the gymnasts in the list have worked really hard through all the tournaments of the year. Be it the US Classics, the US Nationals, the World Championship training camps, as well as the World Championships in Belgium. Which image was your favorite and who are you going to cast your vote for?



Written by:

Ankit Singh


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Himanshu Sridhar