“Nothing Worse”: As Simone Biles Shares Upsetting Health Update, the Internet Chimes In for the Legend

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

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With the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships just weeks away, the gymnastics world is abuzz with anticipation. Simone Biles, an unstoppable force on her comeback journey to the 2024 Paris Olympics, has been leaving audiences in awe. Her recent victory and securing her 8th national title is a testament to her dominance. Yet, it’s not just her victories that have captivated fans; it’s her willingness to open up about past challenges. During an appearance on the ‘Today Show’, she shared her journey of growth and resilience.

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“I think just showing up and putting that work in, that effort in, really, really came to play,” she explained. “So as long as I showed up for another day and kept putting that work in, then [the doubt] kind of went down and dwindled.” Biles’ aspirations for the Paris Olympics in 2024 shone brightly too. However, as the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships draw near, Biles shared a concerning health update that left her fans worried.

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In a recent post on threads, she revealed, “In my tummy issues era…” This unexpected revelation added a layer of uncertainty to her remarkable journey, leaving fans and the gymnastics community concerned for her well-being. For a gymnast of Biles’ caliber, even the slightest physical discomfort can have far-reaching implications.

Her admission of these issues, while seemingly mundane in the grand scheme of her illustrious career, reminded everyone that athletes, no matter how accomplished, face their own set of obstacles.

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Biles’ confessions and health concerns bring back memories of the Tokyo Olympics weeks before the highly anticipated 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. During the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Biles shocked the world after pulling out of the team finals due to her mental health. But she is back stronger than ever!

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Considering that Biles is now going to be part of an event that is the qualifier for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, her ongoing health issues can affect her chances. However, her willingness to be vulnerable and share her current struggle struck a chord with fans who rushed up to offer comfort and kind words to their icon.

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Biles’ fandom rallies to express their support: “Nothing worse…”

Simone Biles’ candid revelation on threads prompted an outpouring of support from her devoted fans. One fan commented, offering support, “Nothing worse than when you depend on your body to do your work— and it feels crummy!”

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In a lighthearted manner, another fan suggested remedies, saying, “The purse Tums, the nightstand Tums, the desk Tums…,” infusing humor into the conversation while expressing concern.

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A fan also added a touch of warmth to the discussion, saying, “intestinal twisties. sending healing love .” This response reflected the gymnastics community’s unity and support for one of their own. Meanwhile, one fan humorously shared their own experience, stating, “My tummy issues era is now 5+ years long, it’s a personality trait.” This comment highlighted the relatability of health issues and how they can become a part of a person’s life.

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As Simone Biles prepares to compete in the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, her fans stand by her side, offering not only support but also a mix of humor and relatable experiences.

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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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