“She’s the Saving Grace”- Olympic Historian Claims Without Simone Biles There Would Be No USA Gymnastics


The four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has been an enigma for the entire gymnastics world. At the age of 25, she has already accomplished the title of a GOAT in the sport and holds almost every known record under her name. However, besides her glory, her effort towards establishing US gymnastics where it is today is what makes her so special.

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Simone Biles and US gymnastics might have had several differences in the past but there’s no denying that she has been their biggest asset. Shedding light on her remarkable contribution to the sport, Olympic historians Bill Mallon claimed she had been an indelible part of US gymnastics.

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Bill Mallon on Simone Biles

Since her first international appearance in the 2013 world championship, Simone kept on churning gold medals one after the other. With 25 world championships and 7 Olympics medals, she is the joint title holder of the most decorated gymnast in the history of the sport. According to Olympic historian and professional golfer, “She’s the saving grace for the USA Gymnastics, whether they have admitted it or not.”

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States competes in the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Center on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

He further added, “Boy, they are a mess. If it wasn’t for her, I really don’t know how they would still be around.”

Well, it’s probably tough to imagine a US gymnastics team without its most incredible athlete. However, Bills will forever inspire and challenge the future of gymnastics in the country.

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Biles is an everlasting inspiration

Being the best gymnast in the world isn’t the only legacy Simone Biles will leave behind. Her contribution to mental health awareness is as significant as her gymnastics career. When she prioritized herself over everything else at the Tokyo Olympics, she became a voice for all those struggling with mental health challenges.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States competes in the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Center on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Biles has inspired a generation of athletes and professionals and would continue to do so in the future as well. However, an important point to ponder upon is that US gymnastics will get another gymnastics GOAT in the coming future.

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