Jonathan Owens ‘so proud’ of Simone Biles after she withdraws from 2020 Olympics

NFL player Jonathan Owens said he was proud of his gymnast girlfriend, Simone Biles, who withdrew from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“I’m so proud of y’all 🤞🏽❤️,” Owens commented on Biles’ Instagram post where she uploaded a picture of herself with the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, and Grace McCallum, who won silver.

“OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALISTS 🤍,” Biles captioned the post. “I’m SO proud of these girls right here. You girls are incredibly brave & talented! I’ll forever be inspired by your determination to not give up and to fight through adversity! They stepped up when I couldn’t. thanks for being there for me and having my back! forever love y’all.”

Previously on Tuesday, Biles said she withdrew from the Games “to focus on mental health.”

USA Gymnastics initially reported her withdrawal was caused by a “medical issue.”

“Physically, I feel good, I’m in shape,” Biles said after her withdrawal. “Emotionally, that kind of varies on the time and moment.”

After doing a Yurchenko 3/2 twist instead of an Amanar, Biles landed awkwardly on the vault. She produced only a 13.766, a low score for her standards, resulting in her exiting the Games.

Former U.S. gymnastics Olympian Laurie Hernandez described her rather unusual performance as being “lost in the air.”

“That’s crazy,” said Hernandez, who is working as an analyst for Peacock. “We can tell she gets lost in the air … and she opens up. You see her head looking to the right. She’s twisting to the right. It looked like she wanted to keep twisting but got lost in the air.”

 
Jordan Chiles

 

Jordan Lucella Elizabeth Chiles is an American artistic gymnast. (wikipedia)

 
 
Simone Biles

 

Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. With a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, (wikipedia)

 
 
Grace McCallum

 

Grace McCallum is an American artistic gymnast and a five-time member of the United States women’s national gymnastics team, having first been added in 2018. (wikipedia)

 
 
Sunisa Lee

 

Sunisa Lee is an American artistic gymnast and part of the United States women’s national gymnastics team. She was a member of the team that won gold at the 2019 World Championships, (wikipedia)

 
 
USA Gymnastics

 

United States of America Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Established in 1963 as the U.S. Gymnastics Federation , (wikipedia)

 

SW Creative

4

SW Creative

SportsWriters

Rate this writer

Rated

Clicks: 3536

Posts: 362

SportsWriters Creative is a team of content creators who work collaboratively to create and enhance recent sports news to create high quality content experiences.

Feedback