Simone Biles Announces Netflix Docuseries Ahead of Olympics: ‘She’s The Greatest In The World. She’s Also Human’

by Gee NY
Image Credit: USA Today

Simone Biles, renowned as the most decorated gymnast in history with seven Olympic medals to her name, is gearing up for a monumental year both on and off the mat.

Ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics, where she aims to add to her incredible tally, Biles has announced her first-ever Netflix docuseries titled “Simone Biles Rising.”

The series, set to premiere on July 17, promises an intimate look into Biles’ journey, focusing on what has been described as one of the most powerful comebacks in sports history.

This announcement comes as Biles prepares for the 2024 Olympic Team Trials, a crucial step before potentially competing in Paris.

“She’s the greatest in the world. She’s also human,” read the caption on June 19 Instagram promoting the series. “SIMONE BILES RISING, a Netflix sports series documenting one of the most powerful comebacks in history, premieres July 17.”

Biles, who made headlines during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when she withdrew from events citing mental health concerns and the ‘twisties’, a gymnastics phenomenon affecting aerial awareness, has since become an advocate for prioritizing mental well-being in sports.

“Human first. Athlete second. Doing this for herself 🤍,” one excited fan commented on Biles’ Instagram post announcing the series.

Another fan expressed:

“Full body chills into actual tears 😭. YOU GO GIRL!”

The overwhelming support underscores Biles’ impact beyond gymnastics, resonating deeply with fans worldwide.

In a trailer posted on YouTube, Biles reflected candidly on her journey back to the sport:

“I wanted to quit like 500,000 times, and I would have if it weren’t for my people,” she shared. “I feel very grateful I get to write my own ending.”

As anticipation builds for both the Netflix series and her Olympic journey, Biles continues to inspire with her resilience, reminding the world that even the greatest athletes face challenges, and their determination and support system define their legacies.

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