Nothing could stop Simone Biles from making history in Doha, not even a kidney stone.
The US gymnast did so by becoming the first female gymnast to win four all-around world titles with victory in Doha.
Such is Biles' dominance of the sport she could afford a series of uncharacteristic mistakes on
If you haven’t been sleeping under a rock the last couple of years, you have seen at least one of the hundreds of news stories swirling around the turmoil at the United States of America Gymnastics (USAG). That’s because two years ago 265 brave gymnasts came forward accusing the USAG national team
Simone Biles battled through the pain barrier to help the United States win the world team title at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha and earn her 11th career gold medal in the competition.
The 21-year-old, who has been suffering from a kidney stone since being rushed to hospital in the
Simone Biles spent a portion of the night before her return to world championships in the hospital. The sensation she chalked up to the usual pre-meet stress evolved into searing agony that at times left her crawling on the floor.
When a CT scan revealed a kidney stone — one she
Simone Biles wants to get this out of the way first. She didn't return to gymnastics to appease anyone. Not her sponsors. Not her family. And not the organisation she represents.
This "comeback" - a word the Olympic champion isn't really a fan of - is about curiosity and self-respect. To
While Max Whitlock was labouring to a second consecutive disappointment at the European Championships in Glasgow, Simone Biles swept all before her on a spectacular and poignant return at the US Nationals.
They could hardly have experienced a more contrasting year to date, but two of the sport's modern greats are
Simone Biles will not be clad in a teal leotard when she makes her World Gymnastics Championships return in Qatar, but all those afflicted by the sport's sexual abuse scandal will not stray from her mind.
Biles, who has revealed she was among the victims of the former USA Gymnastics team