Simone Biles is likely finding her name Googled a lot right now. The 23-year-old gymnast – now the world’s most decorated – is now “No Title For Simone” after USA Gymnastics announced canceling next month’s national championship on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Simone was aiming for her seventh all-around title in eight years.
Instagram hasn’t gone anywhere, though. Simone updated hers just as the news broke. While the 30-time Olympic and World medalist admitted she “cried” when the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed, her vibe today straight-up said: “Happy.”
Keep scrolling for the photo, plus the mind-blowing Handstand Challenge that saw Simone remove her pants. Her selfie today came low-key, also followed by a permanent Instagram post, with the Ohio native seen snapping herself on her couch in a skimpy and tight black tank top flashing her unusual sternum piercing – Simone braved it earlier this year. The permanent photo (pictured) showed Biles flaunting her ripped arms and looking calm and peaceful – and this is from someone whose “Tiger King” bikini post sparked a $100 bidding war.
By far the biggest talking point for Simone has been that Handstand Challenge – seen below. The video now viewed over 2.3 million times showed the stunner delivering her jaw-dropping gymnastics skills from her home – “Ridiculousness” was on the TV in the background – with the footage seeing a perfect handstand delivered for a markedly-long period of time, plus Simone simultaneously removing her pink sweatpants with her feet. Halle Berry even commented, with the 53-year-old Oscar winner writing:
“I love you woman, but only YOU can do this.”
Simone, who is reported to have split from boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr. after he allegedly cheated on her on Valentine’s Day, has been keeping the bikini updates strong on her Instagram. A one-shouldered bikini look was sported back in April, with this month seeing Simone shout out Carole Baskin by virtue of a tiger-print bikini captioned: “Sun baskin’.” Simone then channeled her sinner side in a cheeky black thong bikini as she wrote:
The post made five days ago sits at over 216,000 likes.
The 2020 Olympics were due to see Simone compete in Tokyo. Much like everything else around, coronavirus sees the event postponed. Simone did give her opinion on the affair, saying:
“We need to be sure everyone in the U.S. and around the world is safe.” The star continued to tell “The Today Show:”
“I cried, but ultimately, it was the right decision. Mentally, going another year, I think that’s what going to take a toll on us.”
Simone has 3.8 million Instagram followers.