Simone Biles took some time off after winning five medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016 – four were gold – returned to gymnastics about a year ago and just reminded the world how exceptionally talented, hard-working and dominant she is.
At the world championships in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, Biles became the first female gymnast to win four all-around world championships. And this is after she was in the hospital this weekend for a kidney stone.
But despite making history – she also finished with her largest margin of victory at world championships, ahead of Japan’s Mai Murakami and fellow American Morgan Hurd – Biles is not particularly proud of herself.
didn’t mean to give everyone a heart attack. I apologize. 🖤 I won’t do that again
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) November 1, 2018
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) November 1, 2018
Afterward, she said:
“I’m still pretty disappointed in myself because I know what I can do out there despite the all-around and, you know, winning gold. It doesn’t show who I am, and that’s just kind of disappointing. …
“I kind of hoped that it didn’t turn out the way it did. I feel like the girls work so hard, and they deserve it a little bit better than me because it depends on how good you do that day, and today wasn’t my best.”
She won another world championship, made history in the process and is still kind of mad about it all played out. That’s the mark of a GOAT in so many different ways.