Simone Biles Is Ready for a "Fresh Start" Following the Preliminary Rounds
Even the greatest of all time feels the pressure. On Monday morning, the four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles posted on Instagram after the preliminary round of the Olympic gymnastics competition.
Biles opens up to the pressure of the Olympics after some mistakes in the qualifying round. (Don't worry, she still took first place overall.)
"It wasn't an easy day or my best day, but I got through it," she wrote alongside a photo from the qualifying rounds and a selfie she took with a monitor that her family was watching at home. “Sometimes I really feel like I'm carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. I know I take it away and make it look like the pressure isn't affecting me but damn hard sometimes hahaha! The Olympic Games are no joke! "
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She added that she was happy to see her family after the competition, even if it was only virtual. “I am glad that my family could be with me virtually? You mean the world to me! ”She wrote.
Biles also posted a boomerang to her Instagram story in a new jersey and titled it "restart" before heading back to the gym to continue training. She also made fun of herself by sharing some funny snaps of the many faces she made during the preliminary round.
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Former Olympic gymnast and sports spokeswoman Nastia Liukin posted a sweet message of support for Biles on her Instagram story.
"I have the feeling that people sometimes forget that even the very best in the world are still people - with hearts, nerves, pain, stress, fear, pressure," the athlete who set a record at the 2008 Beijing Olympics of took home five medals (one gold, three silver and one bronze) wrote. “So let's continue to pass on our love and support to our athletes who are already doing something SO difficult and then have to carry the weight of an entire nation and world on their shoulders during a fanless pandemic. AND their number one supporter, their family, "
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