Simone Biles Expresses Gratitude Following Her Record-Breaking Worlds Performance

Not only is she an impressive athlete, she is a graceful champion, too.
Simone Biles smiles for the camera in her white Nike zip-up jacket and her Worlds Championship medal.

Simone Biles.

It’s been about a week since Simone Biles cemented herself as the most decorated gymnast of all time. The past month or so has been replete with record-breaking performances from the icon, who became the first gymnast to qualify for six World Artistic Gymnastics Championships with a win at selection camp in early September.

And while her skill at her chosen sport is undoubtedly unmatched, it is Biles’s grace and poise that have wowed us most in recent weeks. Biles was lauded for prioritizing her mental health and taking a step away from competitive gymnastics after withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. It was an unbelievable show of strength, much like the new mindset that she has brought with her in her return.

Following her record-breaking Worlds performance, the 26-year-old shared her reflections and gratitude on Instagram, proving her positive mindset and her motivations going forward.

“world championships!!!!! whew Antwerp will always hold a special place in my heart. The first time I got a skill named after me was in this arena & 10 years later I got my 5th skill named…I’m speechless. I’m honored. I’m excited and I’m blessed! doing it for the little girl who fell in love with the sport!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love & support 🖤,” she wrote.

Not only is Biles an impressively decorated gymnast with a dedication to prioritizing mental health in sports, she is a graceful and humble champion.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.