Simone Biles is reflecting on a successful 2023 and looking forward to an exciting year ahead. The seven-time Olympic medalist recently won the gold medal in the women’s all-around final at the World Championships, marking her return to competition after a two-year break.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Biles expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to compete again: “It honestly feels amazing to return to competition, I never thought I would compete again so this is a blessing.”
Biles also shared her favorite moment from her recent competitions, saying, “My favorite moment has been competing alongside my WCC teammates.” She has been a strong supporter of her fellow gymnasts and has enjoyed the camaraderie of being part of a team.
Aside from her accomplishments on the gymnastics floor, Biles is also passionate about fashion. She has been working with athletic-wear company Athleta for over two years and finds their partnership incredibly meaningful.
Biles explained: “This campaign is so special because it focuses on me as a person and not just as an athlete. The campaign ethos is ‘No Time Like the Present’ which is so important to think about this time of year.”
Simone loves the Holiday season
The holiday season holds a special place in Biles’ heart, and she plans to spend it with her loved ones. She emphasized the importance of slowing down and being present during this time. “The holidays can be hectic but this is a reminder to slow down, be present and really take in this special time of year”, she says.
To prioritize her well-being during the busy season, Biles intends to practice self-compassion and ensure she gets enough rest. She also values the support of her family, friends, and her dogs, who bring her joy and lift her up.
Biles’ love for fashion is evident on her Instagram, where she often shares photos of her stylish outfits. Whether she’s braving the cold at Lambeau Field or enjoying a night out, Biles knows how to dress for the occasion.