VIDEO: Allyson Felix and Simone Biles Have a Light Hearted Moment on Instagram Live Before Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/15/2021, 2:50 AM EDT


Allyson Felix and Simone Biles are champions in their respective fields. They will represent Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics 2021 and are prime suspects for various medals. Felix with her endeavors off the track has inspired many including Simone Biles and now the gymnast has joined her at Athleta.

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Simone Biles competes on the floor at the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics trials in St Louis, Missouri, U.S. June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Now it was a couple of weeks ago that Biles rejected Nike’s contract and joined Athleta. Athleta is not very old and is a women-centric sports brand. Its first partnership was Allyson Felix and hence the star sprinter welcomed the greatest gymnast of all time into the team.

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“Nice to see you I am so excited that you are part of Athleta now. I just couldn’t be more thrilled that you’re on the team,” Allyson Felix on Instagram.

“Thank you I am too I’ve admired you, and Athleta for a really long time so I’m so excited,” Simone replied.

 

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Simone Biles adores Allyson Felix’s daughter

Felix had rejected Nike back in 2019 as they introduced a pay cut in her contract and provided no post-pregnancy benefits. As Felix had given birth to her daughter, Camryn in late 2018 she wanted a partner to support her during the time when there were no guarantees over her return on track. There came Athleta and Felix sided with them. Now Felix’s daughter is two years old and caught the attention of everybody including Biles when she came on track during the Olympic trials.

“That is so special to me and I cannot wait to cheer you on,” Felix said.

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“Thank you and Cammy is so precious. It was so exciting watching you guys and her coming onto the track, it was so cute,” Biles said.

Allyson Felix celebrates with her daughter Camryn after finishing second in the Women’s 400 Meters Final. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Now Biles and Felix both are going to compete in what likely could be their last Olympics. While Felix is 35, she will be nearing her 40s when the next Olympics happens. And careers in gymnastics start very young and end quickly before the athlete turning 30. But both have been great ambassadors of their respective sports.

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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