They Tokyo 2020 (now 2021) Olympics are almost here! As you root for your country to take home gold, there’s one gymnast who knows a thing or two about what it takes to get to the podium, claiming that gold medal in particular.
Simone Biles has four gold medals and one bronze to her name. At the Rio 2016 Olympics, she claimed all five of those. Per Team USA, those gold medals included “team, all-around, vault, floor” while the bronze was “beam”.
But what a lot of people usually don’t know and obviously can’t see is all the work that’s done to get to that point. The blood, sweat, and tears. The hours and hours in the gym (literally in this case for a gymnast) to get better.
Well, in this case, you may be able to get a behind-the-scenes look into Biles’ training regimen, how she got to this point, interviews from her family, and off-the-mat what she enjoys as part of Facebook Watch‘s Simone vs Herself.
Facebook Watch released a trailer for it:
Gold medals and world championships. Biles recently just won another one of those, too. According to Elle’s Starr Savoy, “Biles took home her seventh all-around gold medal at the Senior Women’s Competition at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. With the win, she became the first woman to win seven straight titles at the U.S. Gymnast Championship in history. Biles now ties with gymnast Alfred Jochim for the most titles by an American.”
And according to Today’s Kerry Breen, “Biles’ boyfriend, Jonathan Owens, finally got to watch her compete in person — and he was just as awed as the rest of the world by her talents. Owens, who plays for the NFL’s Houston Texans, wrote on Instagram that it was ‘amazing’ to watch Biles compete at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, where Biles placed first for a record-breaking seventh time.”
In the trailer, Biles challenged Owens to see who could climb a rope the fastest, shared how she competes against herself, and showed her first world medal. Oh, how many of those does she have? Per Team USA, “25 (19 golds, 3 silvers, 3 bronzes)”.
Biles will be going for gold once again this year in Tokyo.
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