Simone Biles Fact Checks ESPN After Error About Gold Medals


Simone Biles hit again at ESPN W after the community made an “awkward” error in a latest submit.

In a since-deleted tweet on Monday, August 14, the official ESPN W account — which focuses on girls’s sports activities — wrote, “Seven years in the past as we speak, Simone Biles received the ladies’s vault remaining in Rio. That evening, Biles turned the primary U.S. feminine gymnast to win three gold medals at one Olympics.”

Shortly after the tweet, Biles, 26, stepped in to right the error. “That is awkward … I received 4 🥴,” she tweeted.

Following their blunder, ESPN W took down the submit and reposted the article with the brand new addition. “Similar web page, 🐐,” the outlet replied.

Biles obtained all 4 of her gold medals — which embrace three particular person gold medals and one as a part of the US group — on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. On the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Biles withdrew from the ultimate particular person all-around competitors to protect her psychological and bodily well being earlier than in the end profitable particular person bronze on beam and group silver.

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“Simone has been by way of a lot, however her willpower and sheer energy of character has been her biggest asset her complete life,” an insider revealed to Us Weekly in August 2021. “She undoubtedly has [her parents] Ron and Nellie to thank for that; they inspired and impressed her to comply with her desires and pursue a profession in gymnastics from a really early age. They’re very a lot her champions and she or he seems at them as her rock, so it was undoubtedly onerous for her to not have them in Tokyo along with her.”

In November 2021, Biles shared that she would solely compete once more if it didn’t negatively have an effect on her psychological well being.

“I really like the game. I really like the those that I work with. I really like the ladies that I skilled with, however these organizations, it’s similar to — ugh!” Biles instructed Us on the time. “It’s similar to an enormous dumpster hearth that we’re making an attempt to eliminate and that I’m making an attempt to remain as distant from in order that my psychological well being could be intact and if I do determine to coach once more that I’ve a clear slate.”

Throughout her break from gymnastics, Biles and Jonathan Owens tied the knot in April after three years of courting. “I do,” Biles captioned wedding ceremony snaps through Instagram.

Three months after her wedding ceremony, the USA Gymnastics introduced in July that Biles could be taking part within the U.S. Traditional that August.

“Sorry I’ve been a bit of MIA for the reason that announcement,” Biles tweeted in July. “I’m overwhelmed with all your messages, assist & love! Excited to get again out on the competitors ground! XOXO.”

On the meet, Biles earned the gold medal after ending in first place in vault, ground and stability beam occasions. “🥇 🥇 🥇 🥇 🥇 gold medals for WCC,” she gushed through her Instagram Story on August 6, referring to her and her World Champions Centre teammates’ placements.