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Simone Biles — The Undefeated

Simone Biles — The Undefeated
An ESPN The Journal collaboration.

Daylight goes by quick in Doha. Jet lag clings, however to not the elite gymnasts who land days forward and resist luscious naps. It’s October heat within the blockaded nation of Qatar, and Simone Biles is someplace in a state-of-the-art all-women’s wing of a hospital taking Aleve for a kidney stone. Not one of the often prescribed ache meds will do, as a result of that is the eve of the 2018 World Gymnastics Championships, and in a dozen hours Biles should as soon as once more reimagine rules of energetics, biomechanics, physics and physiology. And—arduous mass of minerals passing by way of an organ or not—she should do it with a smile, and wave.

The worlds, outdoors of the Olympics, is the premier occasion within the sport of gymnastics. Qatar’s younger emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (who owns the Paris Saint-Germain soccer membership and is bringing the World Cup to his nation in 2022), believes the occasion will swell Qatar’s position on the worldwide stage. Inside the 10-square-mile footprint of Doha’s Aspire Zone are athletic amenities and a mall referred to as Villaggio, designed within the spirit of Las Vegas’ Bellagio Lodge & On line casino. Sensible however nonqualifying gymnasts mill about with drawstring backpacks hanging low. Biles is again, is the vibe, and like a tiny nation that has seemingly infinite quantities of what the remainder of a world requires to outlive, really, there’s no means round her.

The solely factor higher than the legendary, genius, paradigm-shifting athletic standing of Simone Biles is the diploma to which so many don’t know or can’t perceive what it’s that she truly does. Even when you’ve seen Biles doing a cut up leap on a field of Particular Okay, you probably don’t know the depth of her willpower to dominate. A few of it’s that Biles competes in an odd, historic Greek sport based mostly in “disciplined exercise” that conquering Romans militarized and other people now barely take note of outdoors of Summer time Olympic years. Extra of it’s that it’s the American feminine gymnasts who excel. Additionally they do the emotional work of heart-capturing and together with the WNBA endure from a scarcity of the sort of sustained pop cultural uplift required for immortality. Plus—and this half comes with fireworks and a loud-ass woman band enjoying “Flawless”—accolades get blown off of black ladies prefer it makes needs come true.

“Your accomplishments don’t make necessarily who you are. Yes, I have all these Olympic medals and stuff, but once I go out into the world, I’m a regular person.”

However Simone Arianne Biles is not any dandelion. Not immediately. And in Qatar, removed from her Texas homeland, it’s time for Biles—this former foster child, this woman who appeared 6 when she was 11, this athlete who at Four-foot-Eight and 21 years previous guidelines as breezily as Lisa Leslie—to interrupt legal guidelines common and customary, to hoist her sport up on her shoulders and fly. Defy gravity.

Later, Biles says “Yeah” when requested if she’s ever afraid of falling. Yeah.

What makes you proceed?

“I just cling on,” she says plain as rice, “for dear life.”

What? No?

“Yes,” Biles says with a shrug. Then a sluggish blink. Sure.

Biles competed within the stability beam throughout Day 10 of the 2018 FIG Inventive Gymnastics Championships at Aspire Dome on Nov. Three, 2018 in Doha, Qatar.

Photograph by Francois Nel/Getty Photographs

“They’re all babies,” Biles says. It’s every week after Doha, the place Biles gained 5 particular person medals and led the U.S. ladies to a fourth straight world title—this time by the most important margin of victory because the scoring system was modified in 2006. The “babies” Biles is simply type of joking about are grown males enjoying skilled soccer and basketball. The dialogue is concerning the occasions when these athletes seem on the bench with ice packs on a knee or an elbow. She’s been fortunate—no lasting accidents because the 2013 bone spur on her tibia and the shoulder factor in 2014. However she hurls herself even more durable now. Twists appear even tighter. Certainly she should have moments of swelling or—

“You do it after practice,” Biles says over snacks close to Houston’s Galleria mall. “Can you imagine if, after my beam routine, I’ve got some ice on me? Like, come on [smiles]. Get over yourself.”

ESPN The Journal: Dominant 20

ESPN The Journal ends the yr by highlighting the 20 most dominant athletes of 2018 within the present difficulty, hitting newsstands on Friday, Dec 14. Senior author Peter Keating developed a statistical methodology to find out the listing of dominant athletes who redefined the unattainable. Under is ESPN The Journal’s full “Dominant 20” listing:

  • 1. Simone Biles (Olympic gymnast)
  • 2. Eliud Kipchoge (Olympic runner)
  • Three. Daniel Cormier (MMA fighter/former Olympic wrestler)
  • Four. Ariya Jutanugarn (skilled golfer)
  • 5. Katie Ledecky (Olympic swimmer)
  • 6. Chloe Kim (Olympic snowboarder)
  • 7. Breanna Stewart (WNBA/Seattle Storm)
  • Eight. Luka Modric (skilled soccer participant/Actual Madrid)
  • 9. Simona Halep (skilled tennis participant)
  • 10. Novak Djokovic (skilled tennis participant)
  • 11. Yuzuru Hanyu (Olympic determine skater)
  • 12. Lewis Hamilton (skilled race automotive driver)
  • 13. LeBron James (NBA/Los Angeles Lakers)
  • 14. Mookie Betts (MLB/Boston Pink Sox)
  • 15. Drew Brees (NFL/New Orleans Saints)
  • 16. Justify (Triple Crown winner)
  • 17. Alex Ovechkin (NHL/Washington Capitals)
  • 18. Patrick Mahomes (NFL/Kansas Metropolis Chiefs)
  • 19. James Harden (NBA/Houston Rockets)
  • 20. Mike Trout (MLB/Los Angeles Angels)

She will afford to say it. A lot in the best way that Serena transfuses blood and sauce into tennis, the best way Tiger is golf even when he’s rattling close to lifeless, Biles, with each double-lay-half-out, continues to deliver gymnastics to its highest glory, even because it proffers the lightest of protections for its ladies athletes. There isn’t a method, after a 711-day hiatus since profitable 5 medals in Rio, that Biles ought to be this wonderful, once more, already. She solely returned to elite competitors in July, in her birthplace of Columbus, Ohio, on the GK U.S. Basic. However whereas there was a step out of bounds on flooring, an unclean touchdown on vault, a fall on bars, there have been additionally three gold medals.

A month later, on the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston, her presence delivered gymnastics its largest tv viewers, excluding Olympic years, since 2007. The horrific sexual abuse of athletes by former Group USA physician Larry Nassar had surfaced whereas Biles was on furlough. The world digested testimony as Biles and so many others processed trauma. The athletes had been advised to really feel grateful for Nassar as he “treated” them, internally, with out gloves, and gave them Olympic pins. This was a scientific failure to safeguard youngster athletes. U.S. gymnastics was in a state of chaos.

“It’s kind of scary because I don’t want them to be completely dependent on me for the sport to continue,” Biles stated to espnW when requested concerning the stress of getting to now kind of save the game. “It’s not fair to me, because I can’t carry the whole gymnastics world.”

She did simply that, although, together with her return from sabbatical. She leapt from a toe shattered in 5 items. She swept all 5 of the golds at nationals. Not since Dominique Dawes in 1994 had an American lady achieved such a sweep. And right here too Simone pushed the margin: Her two-day nationals rating of 119.850 was the most important measure of conquest in any of her title performances. Shawn Johnson East, the 2008 Olympic stability beam gold medalist, laughed with amazement watching Biles at work. “It shouldn’t be possible,” she stated.

It’s, although. And that is Biles the Sequel, Biles after an extended and deserved relaxation, Biles who might have retired after Rio to lengthy applause and with spotlight reels to rival Bryant, Beckham (Odell and David) and LeBron.

“I got my first assignment from the United States at the age of 15,” Biles says. She has been in coaching because the age of 6, doing the work essential to turn out to be the primary lady to win 4 world all-around titles and the primary U.S. lady to win 5 nationwide all-around titles. That is Tremendous Bowl stuff. That is brass-assed taking-all-comers tenacity. How did Cardi B debut? With You realize the place I’m at / You realize the place I be. Nicely, Biles be on the vault creating her personal round-off adopted by a half-turn onto the desk and one and a half twists off it. It’s referred to as The Biles now (one in every of two strikes formally named after her within the Code of Factors), and when she does this vault, it appears her arms barely contact the equipment itself.

Biles says her arms do contact it: “Mm-hmm. But it comes from the block. That’s why it’s so fast. It’s like the angle of your shoulders, as well as how far you’re going to get your feet over your head. That’s what helps your hands get off.” That is the dwelling math that it takes to be the GOAT.

Pushing your self to be nice is a part of the deal for Biles. “If (a coach) said, ‘One flip,’ I said, ‘Can I do two?’ ‘No, you’re not ready for two.’ ‘Fine.’ ‘Do a half-twist.’ ‘Why can’t I do a full twist?’ I was always striving for the next.”

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The CV is relentless, its language filled with phrases like in historical past and world report and medals medals medals. She whom Biles has not deaded is in peril, as she has gone about systematically obliterating the claims to greatness her present rivals may handle and is snatching data from previous heroes prefer it’s mild work. Nevertheless it’s not mild work.

It’s #simonethings. Biles says that typically, although, she simply needs to be Simone, with out all of the medals. “It doesn’t matter to me,” Biles says with the grace of the honest. “Everybody’s equal. Your accomplishments don’t make necessarily who you are. Yes, I have all these Olympic medals and stuff, but once I go out into the world, I’m a regular person. I do everything everybody else does. I fill up my own gas. I pay rent. I have to do all these things. So [the medals don’t] make me any better than anybody else. I’m just the best in my sport at what I do that day.” However regardless of how sparkly her leotard, she’s a killer as stone chilly as David Ortiz or Robert Horry ever was. She creates every time she competes. Plus, Biles will run the rating up on you with a pink cheer bow on a ponytail pulled greater than J-Lo’s.

The good 10 is lifeless. In 2006, the Switzerland-based Worldwide Gymnastics Federation (FIG) revamped its phrases and circumstances. Gymnasts now stroll as much as every equipment with a rating already in place, based mostly on the problem of their submitted routine. It’s slightly like calling your shot. Then they obtain one other rating from FIG judges based mostly on how nicely that program is executed. The scores are totaled, however nobody will get near 20. The 20 is theoretical, and that’s a language Biles speaks fluently.

She simply isn’t into finite concepts of excellence. “I always was like, ‘Let me do more,’” Biles says in Houston. “If [a coach] said, ‘One flip,’ I said, ‘Can I do two?’ ‘No, you’re not ready for two.’ ‘Fine.’ ‘Do a half-twist.’ ‘Why can’t I do a full twist?’ I was always striving for the next.”

Her routines are so troublesome that her missteps don’t matter; at worlds, Biles sat in her vault touchdown, then stepped off the beam to gasps. And so far as she’s involved, her strikes usually are not that teachable. “When it comes to certain skills,” she says, “ones that I’ve done, I can teach. But other ones? I don’t know. Some of the girls ask, ‘Help me with a double.’ I can talk you through the basic steps, but they’re like, ‘Well, why can’t I make it?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know.’ They’re like, ‘How do you add another twist?’ I’m like, ‘You just do it. It’s easy.’”

Biles was accompanied by her coach Laurent Landi throughout qualifying periods for the Gymnastics World Championships on the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar on Oct. 27, 2018.

AP Photograph/Vadim Ghirda

Straightforward? Jordan in all probability can’t inform you how he hit The Shot in 1989 both, even when he needed to. Talking about her 1976 good 10, Nadia Comaneci stated, “I thought, ‘This is what I want to do. This is normal.’” Is that what all of them assume? That feats of greatness are regular, that Arthur Ashe beating Tom Okker in 1968 is a daily day? Pele for six at age 17 in his first World Cup? Billie Jean King taking down ol’ Bobby Whatshisname 6-Four, 6-Three, 6-Three?

Ask her what a coach may need stated when instructing her learn how to do a twist, or a double, for the very first time and Biles says, “Nothing that made sense. I had to feel it for myself.”

So who provides a flying FIG concerning the superb print when Simone Biles is flipping throughout the mat by way of her different “Biles” transfer—a double format with a half twist and a blind touchdown. A blind touchdown is when a gymnast performs a talent and doesn’t see the bottom earlier than she or he lands. The belief Biles has in herself and her coaching is full. Theoretical 20s and medals are the foreign money of her sport, however Biles is outdoors of it, just like the U.S. Division of the Treasury.

Greater than getting cash, she’s actually making the cash: “Simone doesn’t require a lot of run into her tumbling skills,” Biles’ former coach Aimee Boorman informed The New York Occasions in 2016, “so she can fit a longer pass onto the floor than a lot of athletes.” An extended move equals extra parts accomplished, which equals a better degree of problem submitted and executed. Boorman additionally stated that what some gymnasts take years to study—a brand new talent of any variety—Biles can study in three days. That’s 24 hours, as a result of Simone tends to coach eight hours a day.

“I’m surprised that she added more difficulty already,” Tom Forster advised espnW lately. He’s a high-performance group coordinator for the U.S. ladies’s nationwide staff. “Usually [a returning Olympian] is holding on to what they had, and she’s eclipsed that and is doing far more. If this was another sport, like football or basketball, it would be in every paper. It’s really unbelievable.”

It’s completely plausible that it’s going unnoticed as a result of Simone’s a lady, she’s black and it’s gymnastics, a sport by which, traditionally, authenticity and aggression are eschewed for pageant waves. What is gorgeous to consider is how exhausting Biles goes at what she fears.

“I was afraid of the bars,” she says. “Still to this day, I’m a little bit afraid of it. But I have no choice but to do it.”

She has a selection, day-after-day. “Yeah,” she says. “Yeah.”

In Doha, it’s clear how bizarrely uneven the uneven bars are. From a budget seats it’s additionally not exhausting to see which athletes could be “black” or “of color” by how a lot chalk is seen on their legs. Biles pats chalk. Blows extra with method much less drama than LeBron or Kevin Garnett ever has.

She hops on, and already she’s so a lot better on bars than she was in Rio, the place she did not qualify into the finals. Her physique relaxed and minutely Amazonian, her palms protected by a sliver of white leather-based and a dowel, she wins silver. “I trained harder,” she says later, exasperated.

OK, wait. Educated how? “A lot more basics, and my coach spotted me a lot more. I was on bars for longer. I had to actually focus more on what I was doing, rather than, ‘Oh, I suck at bars, I’m just going to get through it.’ A lot of drills, a lot of preparations, a lot of repetitions.” A number of I’m not going to have a weakest occasion.

Biles’ uneven bars dismount is now probably the most troublesome uneven bars dismount on the planet. Watch as she refuses to comply with the standard narrative of delicate staff woman who wins massive, plateaus politely and bows out. Watch as she pushes the boundaries of “artistic”—so typically code for white, and lithe—in inventive gymnastics. Watch as Biles deeply captures hearts together with her brilliantly humorous, courageous and irritatingly indifferent character. Watch this brown woman in these unruly and terrifying occasions as she continues to disrupt every part.

I didn’t have many fears as a child.

—Simone Biles

Slam a woman’s life upside-down when she’s in her preschool years. Let there be little to no stability when she’s simply beginning to develop into who she’s going to be. Give babygirl mother and father with habit and in absentia struggles. Put her earlier than the age of 5 into foster care. And watch. Watch as she smiles and she or he somersaults and as she wins when it might be excused if she by no means acquired to the Video games.

“In foster care,” says Biles, “me and my brother [Tevin] would always try to do backflips and front flips. We had a trampoline, but we weren’t allowed to jump on it because of the foster care rules.” Grownup Simone says there have been “liability issues” with regard to the trampoline. “Because,” she says, “it was just the kids that come in and out of foster homes.” How may a toddler course of the phrase or the thought of “liability”? Lie. Capability. Lie. No. You’ll be able to’t.

Biles was born at Ohio State College hospital in March 1997, when ladies’s inventive gymnastics was all Romania and Russia. Simone’s organic mom, Shanon, consumed by medicine and alcohol, gave up her 4 youngsters to the state of Ohio by 2001. Simone’s father, Kelvin Clemons, out of the image, was apparently coping with habit points as nicely. “So instead of jumping on the trampoline,” says Biles, “we’d flip off the swing.”

“It’s kind of scary because I don’t want them to be completely dependent on me for the sport to continue,” Biles stated to espnW when requested concerning the stress of getting to now kind of save the game. “It’s not fair to me, because I can’t carry the whole gymnastics world.”

Photograph by Francois Nel/Getty Photographs

When it appeared like Simone and her siblings have been going to be positioned up for adoption, Simone’s grandfather Ron Biles and his spouse, Nellie, stepped up. Simone and youthful sister Adria have been formally adopted in 2003. Simone’s two older siblings, Tevin and Ashley, went to reside with Ron’s sister elsewhere in Ohio. All good. There are fashions—it takes a village—for all of this delicate recent princessness. However watch younger Simone as what psychologist and prodigy professional Ellen Winner calls the “rage to master” kicks in. It’s an enhanced capability for self-directed studying, or an unusually intense want to know. The gifted have it early. Like, by the age of 6.

On a day too scorching for an amusement park often known as the Oil Ranch, Biles visited Bannon’s Gymnastix together with her day care class as a result of it had air con. “How Bannon’s was set up,” says Biles, “was that front gym was the rec kids. Bring your kid, and parents go upstairs to watch. The back half of the gym was teams. Drop off your kid, and then [parents] leave, because [the kid is] there for four hours or more.” Simone started tumbling and flipping, imitating what she noticed. She was observed, despatched residence with a flyer, and shortly Biles was a staff woman.

Shanon didn’t see Simone once more till she was 12. By this time, Biles was excelling on the junior gymnastics circuit. “I was so young when everything happened,” she says. “It’s not like [my biological mother] was a huge part of my life. As bad as that is, it just is what it is.”

Years later, through the Rio Olympics, the seams of previous kin selections stretched to breaking. Her organic mom spoke to her by way of grainy TMZ video: “I know it happened. I was struggling back then. I’m sober. I’m here and I love you! [My] daddy didn’t have to throw me under the bus. Go Team USA, and I’ll talk to you and see you when I can!”

“I do call at holidays,” Biles says. “‘Hey, Shanon, how are you?’ ‘Thank you.’ ‘Happy Easter.’ ‘Merry Christmas.’ Whatever, but that’s it.”

Associated Tales

Biles has been by way of remedy, principally for a 2013 disaster in confidence, a interval through which her idols turned her rivals. “Some of those sessions helped me to not feel guilty that I don’t care,” she says. “A part of me feels guilty sometimes because she’s biological mom. She had you … but she also lost all parental rights and did a lot of bad things. So why should I care? A part of me cares. I wish she wouldn’t have gone down the path she did with her life—not for me but for herself.”

Biles has referred to as her grandfather and step-grandmother Mother and Dad since very close to the adoption date. She seems by way of Instagram near her siblings. Adam Biles manages Simone and her mother and father’ health club, the huge and widespread World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas. Simone launched her oldest brother, Ron Jr., to his fiancée.

All of them trip collectively, most lately in Cabo San Lucas, the place Simone’s boyfriend, retired elite gymnast Stacey Ervin, 25, went alongside. “Both gymnasts,” Biles says. “That helped, and we both live the same lifestyle, being in the gym all day long, getting school on the side … competing and representing for the United States. … That was normal for us.” They fell in love throughout her hiatus from competitors, and the couple charms Biles’ Three.Four million Instagram followers from the surf to the cabana. Ervin reminds one among a younger Dwayne Johnson and is actually part of WWE’s NXT platform. “I have parents,” Biles says. “Have family, have friends. There’s no missing gap that I’d need [my biological mom] to fill for me.”

Her voice doesn’t quiver when she says it, simply as Biles’ knees don’t quiver on that Four-inch picket beam, a floor that has been referred to as one of the unforgiving in all of sport. Had Simone Biles not been rescued, had she by no means seen the trampoline, had the rescue not gone properly, had a specific day in Texas been barely colder, had she been just a little taller, had she not been given the flyer, had there not been funds to ship her to the fitness center, had she not air sense, or good sense, or her actual life, would she nonetheless have been a contender, not to mention among the many biggest athletes the world has ever recognized? Biles was a contender from the day she was born.

She needed to be.

At 12, proper across the time organic mother Shanon began floating again by means of, Simone was invited to the USA Gymnastics nationwide staff coaching middle on the 2,000-acre Karolyi Ranch in Walker County, Texas. “At that age,” says Simone, “you’re already doing what most 13-year-olds and most gymnasts can never do. You’ve been pushed beyond your limits. So you’re already the best in the country. It’s not just like any football player, it’s more like if they’re trying to go to the NFL. That’s basically what we’re being put through, at 13.”

And she or he hated it. “I didn’t want to go back to camp after I went. I declined [the second invitation].” Simone thought there can be marshmallow-roasting and zip strains she might leap on. “You hear ‘camp,’ it’s, ‘Oh my god, campfires, I’m going to have fun.’ No, it’s like a working camp. Get your mind right, your body right. By the last day, I was basically like, ‘This isn’t for me.’” (The Karolyis have been accused of beating and scratching younger athletes, of withholding meals and water, and of aiding and abetting Larry Nassar.)

So. On Jan. 15, 2018, Biles tweets out her assertion about having been abused by Nassar. Three days later, USA Gymnastics proclaims that it’s dropping the Karolyi Ranch as a coaching facility. Biles additionally used her social power when USA Gymnastics interim president and former California congresswoman Mary Bono tweeted a photograph of herself blotting out the Nike swoosh on a pair of golf footwear, becoming a member of a fad of Nike house owners upset with the attire firm for endorsing Colin Kaepernick. Biles, who can also be sponsored by Nike, tweeted, “Don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president, or any sponsors or anything.” Three days later, former gymnast Bono, who had been in her new job 4 days, resigned.

You’ve watched that Nadia Comaneci efficiency I’m positive, the place she received the right rating?

By no means seen it.

It’s straightforward to overlook that in 2013, at 16, Biles shocked the world. Biles completed the world championships in Antwerp with 4 medals. Afterward, in an interview, Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito stated, “I told [teammate Vanny Ferrari] that next time we should also paint our skin black, so then we could win too.”

Each good story has an ending. For Biles, it might be after the Tokyo Summer time Video games. “I’ll retire (then),” she says. “It’s just too much on my body.”

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Cool, cool. Individuals typically say unlucky racially tinged racially charged racially divisive racial issues. There are the tweeted apologies, the doubled-down Facebookery, the silent rising above or the contagious clapback. The platforms change, however we’ve all been doing this since Jim Thorpe Wilma Rudolph Jesse Owens Zina Garrison Jackie Robinson Arthur Ashe Serena Williams Venus Williams Debi Thomas Tiger Woods LeBron James, and these are the beats of American and international sport. Rise above, yeah yeah, with emphasis. That’s what the blacks do—dig in that dignity drawer and get suited up proper for a sluggish and quiet battle. That’s the script.

Besides no. That’s a script.

It’s truthful to marvel: If Ferlito felt snug sufficient to publicly spew that rancidity, how passive-aggressive mean-girl may the environment have been when the cameras weren’t on? Biles didn’t seem like she was stressing. It’s the black woman’s rule of thumb. Do all the issues. Don’t break down. Don’t cry. Practice and dance and act and get there early keep late carry out with a stone in your kidney be greater than an athlete clarify your humanity cope with individuals who attempt to take you off your recreation and your very life by using racism. Win and hold profitable and profitable and goddamn it maintain profitable how else will they know that she has been right here. A champion. Not fearless. However unafraid to cling on for pricey life. Simone will defy all the gymnastics narratives—size of profession, race of members, definitions of “artistic,” definitions of an athlete. To cite an artist Biles has on her photograph shoot playlist by way of a Frank Ocean Tyler, the Creator music: Biles is already house. She gained Doha, she’ll be in Stuttgart for worlds in 2019, and in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics too, however Simone is within the Corridor already. If Andy have been alive, Simone can be a Warhol already.

And after the Tokyo Summer time Video games, she’s carried out.

“I’ll retire [then],” she says. “It’s just too much on my body.”

No Copenhagen Worlds in 2021 and undoubtedly no Video games of the XXXIII Olympiad—Paris 2024. “Mm-mm,” she says, shaking her head slowly. No. “It’s not that easy.”

Take a look at her, please, yet one more time: She’s up there. On vault, on beam, on these sadistic uneven bars, on flooring, headed right into a blazing tumbling cross, Biles is about to get her flip on.

Precisely what are you considering, in that second?


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“Nothing.”

What does that imply, “nothing”?

“Don’t die,” says the woman with air in her center identify. Don’t. Die.

Liner Notes

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