Simone Biles: ‘I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles’
Simone Biles doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of other Olympic stars. She’s going to make her own impact, her own way.Biles is already the face of Olympic gymnastics, and she could stay that way for years to come.
After Biles’ incredible performance to take the all-around gold medal in women’s gymnastics Thursday, she reflected on her legacy.
“I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles.”
Biles went into these Olympics hyped as a generational talent and potentially the best gymnast in Olympic history. Her performance and her post-medal statements certainly backed up the claim that she’s the best ever.
Biles still has the opportunity to leave Rio with five gold medals. She will compete in the finals of the vault, balance beam and floor exercise.