The impact Simone Biles has had on gymnastics is simply unparalleled. She is an athlete who not only accomplished every known record in the sport but also set some ridiculously high standards for future gymnasts seeking greatness in the sport. It is for this reason that the world today knows her as the Gymnastics GOAT and draws inspiration from her incredible journey.
Simone Biles‘ contribution to gymnastics has not just been the Olympics and world championships medals. More than her accolades, she is an icon, a role model for millions of people to follow. What she did at the Tokyo Games has inspired a generation of athletes and professionals and would continue to do for years to come.
Simone Biles is more than happy to share her experience with budding gymnasts
Becoming the best at something doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and a lot of effort to be where Simone is today. However, now that she has already reached the zenith of her sport, she is helping others seeking greatness in it. About playing her part in uplifting fellow athletes, Simone said, “I’ve been through this process, so I know exactly what to expect.”
As a matter of fact, she actually enjoys being in this role as she further added, “if I can shine a light and make them feel more comfortable, calm and confident, then that’s what I’m going to do because I’m a veteran. I’ve been through it.”
Well, given her recognition in the world of gymnastics, who wouldn’t want to learn from the best herself?
Fellow gymnasts see her as a role model
When Simone Biles entered gymnastics, she changed the rules forever. In the light of the same, her coach, Cecile Landi, said, “She has opened the eyes of so many kids that were told they could not do it or they were not good enough or they didn’t have the body type.”
In a way, 25-year-old gymnastics GOAT has given new meaning to the sport. She proved that as long as you are talented, hard-working, and true to yourself, the sky is the only limit.