Simone Biles Shares the "Ups and Downs" of Her Gymnastics Career in Simone vs Herself
Simone Biles is unquestionably one of the greatest athletes of all time — she has four gymnastics moves named after her and keeps breaking records. So if you are just as curious as we are to get a peek behind the curtain of the GOAT and her training, the 19-time World Champion and four-time Olympic gold medalist is starring in the third season of the Facebook Watch Versus series: Simone vs Herself. It's a fitting title since she's in a league of her own in women's gymnastics.
The seven-episode docuseries will give viewers an exclusive look into the challenges Biles faced after the Olympics were postponed, forcing her to push her career an extra year so she could compete in Tokyo in 2021. The series also looks back at how Biles has dealt with the incredibly high expectations of being such an elite athlete and her journey to being not only the best gymnast she can be, but one of the best gymnasts of all time.
Biles said, "My gymnastics career has been filled with a lot of ups and downs despite what a lot of people may think, and, in a lot of ways, my career has felt like I've been trying to prove myself to others." She said that one of the biggest reasons she wants to come back for the Tokyo Olympics is "to challenge myself to be the best Simone I can be for me and, no matter the outcome, share with my fans the process and approach I am taking along the way in the hope that it may help inspire others to be the best version of themselves, too."
Produced by Religion of Sports and directed by Gotham Chopra, Simone vs Herself premieres Tuesday, June 15, exclusively on Facebook Watch — we can't wait! The first five episodes will run in the lead-up to this summer's Olympic Games, and the final two episodes will air later this summer. For more details and to receive updates on Simone vs Herself, head over to the Versus on Watch Facebook Page and if you're not already a member, join The Official Simone Biles Fan Group.