What Simone Biles Told Jade Carey Right Before She Competed in Her Place


Millions of fans and thousands of athletes around the world had to wait an extra year for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to take place. Now, all eyes are on the Summer Games and representatives of the many countries competing for medals. One of the athletes who set out to compete in several events is gymnast Simone Biles. Since winning her first Olympic medal in Rio, Biles has dominated her sport, but withdrew from several events in Tokyo to focus on her mental health.

Biles decided to compete in the balance beam final on August 3, but her absence at other events left the door open for her teammates, who competed for the medal in her place. One of those teammates is Jade Carey who revealed exactly what GOAT had said to her before she went on the floor.

Jade Carey and Simone Biles pose together on the podium with medals at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. Lawrence Griffiths / Getty Images

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Since dropping out of the team and a few individual competitions, Biles has been a fixture on the sidelines and cheers on her fellow gymnastics teammates at every event.

During the vault finals, Biles was in the arena, showing support for Jordan Chillies and Grace McCallum Carey and Mykayla Skinner, who stepped in for her after not making the qualifying rounds. It wasn’t hard to hear Biles, Chillies, and McCallum standing up and clapping and shouting to their teammates: “You got it!”

Carey reveals what Biles told her just before competing

Jade Carey and Simone Biles sit next to each other after performing at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Jade Carey and Simone Biles sit next to each other after performing at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. Lionel Bonaventure / AFP via Getty Images

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Biles’ separation on July 29 meant that Carey would be taking her place. Carey is coached by her father, Brian. Her family had a gym when she was growing up, so she was involved in the sport for the rest of her life and now she had a chance to win an Olympic medal.

So what did Biles tell her just before she came on stage to perform on the world stage?

According to the Associated Press, Carey said, “She wished me all the best and out there, do whatever I can, and have fun.” But these weren’t the only words of wisdom Biles had for her.

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Jade Carey poses with her gold medal after winning the women's floor final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Jade Carey poses with her gold medal after winning the women’s floor final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Lawrence Griffiths / Getty Images

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Carey wasn’t where she personally wanted around, but when it was announced on July 31 that Biles had pulled herself out of floor exercises, Carey had another shot at a medal. Carrie told TODAY, “Last night was definitely tough for me, but I just had to remember that I wasn’t done yet and we still had the floor, so I had to put it behind me and do whatever I wanted.” He needed to give it.”

She revealed that Biles had told her before that incident: “‘It happened, and you can’t do anything about it.’ She was like, ‘Let’s go out and hit the floor,’ and that’s what I did.”

Carey performed brilliantly to win the gold medal by defeating Vanessa Ferrari of Italy. The gymnast told how she felt after the competition and being crowned Olympic champion. “It’s all that matters to me,” she said. “It’s everything I’ve ever dreamed and worked for, and I’m really glad it paid off.”



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