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Despite Grueling Long-Distance, Simone Biles Sends an Unlikely Love-Note to Jonathan Owens From World Gymnastics Championships Selection Camp

Published 09/22/2023, 12:39 PM EDT

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Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens are once again away from each other. Ever since Owens signed with the NFL team Green Bay Packers in May and Biles made her gymnastics comeback, the two have found themselves away from each other often. The days of distance are going to lengthen as Biles moves ahead to represent the US at the upcoming World Artistic Gymnastics Championships starting later this month. However, love continues to blossom among them through regular social media pampering. But this time, not just a mere Instagram post or story, Biles opened up on camera right from the arena of the Selection Camp.

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As the Selection Camp wrapped up, Simone Biles brought forward her life beyond gymnastics. Away from the bars, beams, and vaults, the interview post the trials brought out the other side of the 26-year-old who seemed very much in love with her husband.

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In the interview posted by USA Gymnastics post the trials, the interviewer asked Biles, “So I wanted to know, like, what you’re doing to keep it fun. I know you’re saying no to some things, but what are you doing so you’re enjoying it and you’re staying motivated?”  To which Simone Biles nodded and replied, “Well, I think right now I’m a little bit older, so I’m doing stuff with my husband. Going to games to see him, trying to limit sponsored stuff and all of those things, and I really said sponsor but really partnership. So it just depends. I’m trying to stay home a little bit more.”

She also stated that she was trying to be more focused in the gym, not overworking herself for many hours while putting in the same numbers as the girls she trained with. She continued saying, “I know that you have to get those repetitions and all that stuff in so that I feel confident as well in my gymnastics and in my journey, so just doing all the fun stuff. Being a wife. Being a daughter,” Cecile Landi her coach chimed in the background, saying “and a TikToker,” and Biles, laughing, said, “I’m trying”. While Biles shares an unexpected love note with her husband, Owens from the other side, shared his pride at his wife’s achievement in Katy.


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Jonathan Owens’ pride at his wife’s triumphs

In an Instagram story, Owens reposted a post by USA Gymnastics that shared how Biles was the only U.S. woman in history to be chosen to participate in a record-breaking sixth World Gymnastics Championships. Owens wrote along with the post with a finger-crossed emoticon and a GOAT (Greatest of All Time) symbol, “Next stop, Belgium”.


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Biles defied all odds and challenges at Stars Gymnastics in Katy, Texas. She was the first to be chosen among her formidable teammates for the US World Championship roster. With an AA score of 55. 700 on Day 1, Biles directly etched her name for the upcoming World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. Alongside Biles, Shilese Jones, Skye Blakely, Joscelyn Roberson, and Leanne Wong have also now completed the squad of five for Worlds.

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Fans now hope that Biles continues her winning streak this year and makes her way once more to the Paris Olympics in 2024, adding to her collection of seven Olympic medals. Apart from it all they also continue to root for the athlete duo and are in awe of this couple through all their triumphs.

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Written by:

Christaline Meyers


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Christaline Meyers is a pro-writer for Essentially Sports. Having contributed to movies and web series, Christaline delved into sports journalism and like the puck on the ice, has been a force to be reckoned with in the US sports arena. Her experience in writing about the latest WSL event, the recent track and field record, and creative gymnastics routines, found her digging deeper into the minds of legends like Kelly Slater, Usain Bolt, and Simone Biles.
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Brandon Gabriel