In her most recent efforts, Olympian Simone Biles blasts haters. The most decorated gymnast in the world claps back.
Why is Simone Wearing G.O.A.T. on Her Leotard?
By now people should get the message that Simone is the “Greatest Of All Time”. But Simone had to remind some people she is the G.O.A.T. And, rightfully so.
To her credit, Simone has over 30 medals. Here is some of what is on Simone’s resume:
- Five time world champion (2013,15,18 & 19)
- Five-time world floor exercise champion (2018-19)
- Three-time world balance beam champion (2014,15 &19)
- Two-time world vault champion (2018&19)
- Seven-time US national all-around champion (2013 &16)
- Member of the gold – medal-winning team American teams at 2014, 15, 18 & 19)
More importantly, Simone has 19 gold medals, 3 silver & 3 bronze. So, how can anyone deny her greatness? Yet Simone continues to face adversity.
For this reason, Simone has decided to wear a goat on her leotard. In addition, Simone gives this explanation
“The idea was to hit back at the haters,” she told the outlet. “[The haters] were joking like, ‘I swear, if she put a goat on her leo, blah, blah, blah.’ That would make them so angry. And then I was like, ‘Oh, that’s actually a good idea.’ And so that’s exactly what we did and why we did it.”
Keep in mind, Simone met with a lot of criticism about her hair. In fact, in an interview with Vogue Magazine back in July 2020, Simone talked about beauty expectations. There is a lot of pressure on beauty standards.
These are her exact words;
“No matter how good you are in your sport, in life, in work, the number one thing people talk about is how you look.” She urged the girls to handle such pressure by ignoring it. “You’re still going to thrive. You’re going to become somebody amazing and great. You guys are all beautiful, inside and out.”
This is the speech she gave a group of young girls at an auditorium in New York’s Lower Eastside Girls Club, as reported by Vogue.
This is further indication that Simone had experienced ridicule for her looks. With that said, there should not be any question about Simone’s many awards.
Personally, I think Simone is very courageous. As a fan, I hope she kills it again at the Tokyo Olympics.
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