Returning to the Mat After Three Years, Simone Biles Reveals the ‘One Reason’ That Made Her Fall in Love With Gymnastics

Published 07/17/2023, 9:33 AM EDT

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Simone Biles has solidified her place among the most decorated American gymnasts in history with her seven Olympic medals. Her position as a trailblazer in gymnastics has been cemented by her extraordinary accomplishments, including 25 medals from World Championships.

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She is regarded by many as the best gymnast to ever represent the sport, which is a testament to her extraordinary talent and unwavering commitment. The legendary American gymnast Biles recently discussed her love of gymnastics, and her eagerly awaited return to the sport in a captivating mix of personal anecdotes and athletic accomplishments.

Simone Biles opened up about her journey in a personal Q&A

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Simone Biles recently shared a “ask me anything” on Instagram, allowing fans and followers to send her questions that she can answer. She shared details about how she discovered and embarked on her journey to become one of gymnastics’ greatest. Someone asked Simone Biles “What made you choose Gymnastics as your sport versus any other sport? “

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Biles replied, “Gymnastics was the first sport I tried & I instantly fell in love and have done it ever since”. She continued, “It was also a daycare field trip that introduced me to gymnastics”. In her Q&A she opened up about seeking therapy, having kids someday with her husband Jonathan Owens, and also details about building her new home with her husband. The path Biles has taken has not been without difficulties.

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The Lioness Returns

She encountered the difficult challenge of “the twisties,” a transient loss of awareness of her air balance that hampered her performance, at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Her choice to emphasize security, mental health, and perseverance struck a chord with fans everywhere, winning her praise and admiration. Simone Biles will make her comeback at the U.S. Classic. She has previously competed nine times and won gold medals 20 times.

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Recent US National Team Camp reports have only fueled the excitement surrounding Biles’ return. She showed her skills on vault (14650), and also on the balance beam (14350), and floor exercise (14450) by scoring 6.0 D. Additionally, Biles awed onlookers with her legendary Yurchenko Double Pike vault, showcasing her unmatched athleticism and bravery. Simone Biles the lioness has returned to her territory and her devoted followers eagerly anticipate the echoing roar that goes with her electrifying performances. She is already making waves before her anticipated participation in the upcoming U.S. Classic.

Days Before Her Come-Back, Simone Biles Leans on Her Safe-Space

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The remarkable comeback of Biles will be showcased there on August 4-5, 2023, at the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Fans worldwide will congregate to watch Simone Biles put on a stunning display of skill, strength, and grace.

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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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