A former “Dancing With the Stars” semi-finalist is competing on the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan — and Simone Biles is closely favored to win many gold medals. Here’s what it’s essential find out about her gymnastics journey and time on “Dancing With the Stars.”
Biles May Take Home Five Gold Medals
Biles has already gained 5 Olympic medals. At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, she took gold within the workforce competitors, the person all-around, the vault and the ground train. She was additionally eyeing a gold within the steadiness beam, having certified for the person occasion with the best qualifying rating. But a giant wobble on one transfer nearly despatched her off the beam and as an alternative she took the bronze medal.
At the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Biles is aiming to earn all of the golds she earned in Rio plus stick her steadiness beam routine for a record-setting 5 gold medals in a single Olympics — no different feminine gymnast has gained 5 gold medals in the identical Olympics.
Biles taking dwelling 5 medals of any colour would additionally tie her for third total within the medal rely for feminine gymnasts with 10 whole, and 5 gold medals would tie her for many total gold medals at 9. Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina earned 9 golds within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties when she competed in three Olympics.
The solely particular person equipment that Biles will not be favored to win is the uneven parallel bars. In truth, she in all probability will not qualify for the person occasion finals on the uneven parallel bars — she did not at Rio 2016. The U.S. was represented by Madison Kocian and Gabby Douglas on that occasion in 2016 and in 2021, the U.S. will almost certainly be represented in that occasion by Sunisa Lee and Jordan Chiles if two girls qualify for the occasion finals. Lee most assuredly will qualify (barring any large errors); it stays to be seen if the U.S. will get one other gymnast in on bars.
Biles’ ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Partner Choreographed Her Olympic Floor Exercise
Biles completed fourth on the twenty fourth season of “Dancing With the Stars” alongside her skilled accomplice Sasha Farber. The two should have hit it off as a result of she requested Farber to assist choreograph her ground train routine.
“Usually, I’ve a unique choreographer, however this 12 months I really feel like we wanted to be slightly bit completely different — spice it up,” Biles mentioned in her Facebook Watch docu-series “Simone vs. Herself.” “Even at any time when I labored with Sasha on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ we all the time mentioned, ‘Oh my gosh, if we may do a ground routine, how cool would that be?'”
Farber added, “There’s a really sassy aspect to Simone that I’m actually excited for folks to see.”
Biles is considered one of over two dozen Olympians to have competed on “Dancing With the Stars” through the years. The others embrace determine skaters Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, Kristi Yamaguchi, Mirai Nagasu, Johnny Weir, Adam Rippon, and Evan Lysacek, ice dancers Charlie White and Meryl Davis, luger Chris Mazdzer, snowboarders Jamie Anderson and Amy Purdy, gymnasts Mary Lou Retton, Laurie Hernandez, Shawn Johnson, and Nastia Liukin, soccer participant Hope Solo, velocity skater Apolo Anton Ohno, seaside volleyball participant Misty May-Treanor, bobsledder and observe & subject hurdler Lolo Jones, boxers Floyd Mayweather and Sugar Ray Leonard, sprinter Maurice Greene, tennis gamers Monica Seles and Martina Navratilova, and swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte, and Victoria Arlen.
The 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics happen from Friday, July 23 till the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 8. “Dancing With the Stars” season 30 premieres Monday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.