Olympic star Simone Biles has triumphed in every gymnastics event, with the beam being the most challenging to her. Regardless, she continues to approach her fear with all her might, despite her recent setback at the biggest stage.


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2021 was an eventful yet rewarding year for the 24-year-old athlete. Biles is the most decorated American gymnast and is regarded as the GOAT with 7 Olympic medals to her name.


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Simone Biles gets candid with her fans

Coming fresh from a historic performance in Tokyo Olympics 2020, Simone has been touring on her Gold Over America tour. However, while she has been busy with her hectic schedule, Simone always finds time to connect with her fans online. Notably, in a recent ‘Q n A’ session on her Instagram story, Simone opened up on a reliving insight.

When a fan asked Biles,” Are you not afraid of the beam?”  Simone, always being honest with her fans, replied, “Nope. Even though it’s betrayed me multiple times.”

Simone Biles of the U.S. performs during her beam routine in the women’s apparatus final at the World Gymnastics Championships at the Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Biles also attached a video of her falling down from the beam. The American gymnast is one of the most successful Olympic stars; however, she is yet to taste gold in the women’s beam event. At her maiden Olympic Games, she won four gold medals but clinched the bronze in the beam event.

Even at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she secured the bronze medal after withdrawing from other events. Notably, during the Olympic trials, she had an unexpected fall from the beam and left the session in tears.

However, going by her Instagram, Simone seems to have overcome her fears and is not afraid of the beam anymore.

Biles’ significant Olympic moment

Simone has appeared at the mega-quadrennial games two times- Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. In a question about the same, Biles was asked, “What Olympic moment has marked you the most in your career?”

Simone replied, “2021. Having the courage, to take care, and put myself first, 16-year-old Simone would never do.”


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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 15: Simone Biles of the United States competes in the Balance Beam Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Biles has inspired the world by prioritizing her mental health over success. However, after her struggles at Tokyo Olympics 2020, do you think Simone will compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics?


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