Simone Biles called 'GOAT' as she cheers on teammates and even arch rival 'Gelya'

Many fans on social media applauded Simone Biles for she was cheering on for every participant and not just the US gymnasts

                            Simone Biles called 'GOAT' as she cheers on teammates and even arch rival 'Gelya'
(L-R) Riley McCusker, Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles and Mykayla Skinner of Team United States cheer after Sunisa Lee won the gold medal (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

US gymnastics superstar Simone Biles might have pulled out of the team all-around competition and later out of the individual competition but is in the bleachers cheering everybody on. Biles stepped down to focus on her mental health but was seen cheering her US gymnastics teammates on in the individual all-around at the Tokyo Olympics.

Biles is seen pictured sitting in between Jordan Chiles and MyKayla Skinner and near Grace McCallum as they cheered on Sunisa Lee and Jade Carey in the event.


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Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum, Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee of Team United States look on during the Women's Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

After pulling out from the competitions, Biles thanked her fans for their support in a tweet before Thursday’s event. "The outpouring love & support I’ve receive has made me realize I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before," Biles wrote. Additionally, she told reporters after withdrawing she had to do what was right for her and "focus on my mental health."


Despite that, she was seen cheering on her peer who put out a spectacular show. She cheered and clapped for fellow Team USA gymnast Lee. And many fans on social media applauded her for this - most importantly, that she was cheering on for every participant and not just the US gymnasts. "Simone Biles is in the arena for the women's all around final and cheering *loudly* for gymnasts during their routines. Not just for US gymnasts, but others like Melanie de Jeusus dos Santos and Rebeca Andrade. She is the loudest person in the room," one user wrote. Another user wrote, "Simone Biles has been cheering for athletes of all nations as they compete in front of her. Screaming their names and applauding. This woman." "Simone Biles is sitting in the first row of the stands behind uneven bars during this all-around final, and she's cheering so loud her voice carries throughout the mostly empty arena. Not just for the Americans, either. Gymnasts from Russia, France, Canada, you name it," another user wrote.




Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles and Mykayla Skinner of Team United States, observe the playing of the United States national anthem after Sunisa Lee won the gold medal in the Women's All-Around Final (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

"The GOAT @Simone_Biles having to sit out — because a man is not held accountable to do the same-is shameful. Biles still cheering on her teammates, even while taking care of herself, is one of the many graces that make her a true champion, forever & always. We love u Simone," one user said. "Simone Biles is in the crowd cheering on her teammates at the all-around competition, showing the world once again that there’s nothing more liberating in life than a purpose bigger than oneself," another user wrote.

"No one can be like Simone Biles, the athlete. But oh to be even a little like Biles the human... Cheering opponents from sidelines in an event she missed as defending champion to take care of her mental health. Probably takes more courage than the toughest of vaults," one user wrote.




One more user wrote, "These pictures were taken AFTER @Simone_Biles withdrew. Look at her joy on as she's cheering her Teammates on! This doesn't look like the face of someone who "quit" on their team. Pro TIP: If YOU quit on p90x & still haven't made it through that, maybe sit this one out champ."


USA Gymnastics said Wednesday she wouldn’t participate in the individual all-around. "After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles was withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health," USA Gymnastics said in a statement Wednesday. "Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals. Jade Carey, who had the ninth highest score in qualifications, will participate in her place in the all-around."

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