Simone Biles Debunks Every Gymnastics Myth | Glamour

Our Digital Cover star and Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles responds to popular misconceptions and assumptions about gymnastics and the athletes who participate in the sport. Do gymnastics really stunt your growth? Do gymnasts constantly have wedgies in their uniforms? Find out what myths are false and which ones ring true as Simone sets out clear the air.

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Simone Biles Debunks Every Gymnastics Myth | Glamour

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  1. C M Rinehart

    C M Rinehart

    19 minutes ago

    Black girls love wigs.

  2. BucharestRed

    BucharestRed

    24 minutes ago

    She is only getting what she deserves her Bile attitude towards her team mates and a totally self obsessed narcisistic attitude only highlights what a coward she really is ... shame on Simone Biles ... Troll me if you want but the future will prove me to be right ... (Simone Biles / Meghan Markle, great company for each other).

  3. Antonio Moraga

    Antonio Moraga

    Hour ago

    The worst thing she did was talk about her ignoring her mental health days in such a casual way, this is exactly what happens if you ignore stuff like this, wishing her the best.

  4. HaileySprinkles

    HaileySprinkles

    Hour ago

    What a queen

  5. Farah S

    Farah S

    Hour ago

    6:51 hearing her say that was so disheartening. Two days really?? Also the comment earlier where she said when you’re at the top people pray on your downfall. It’s sad how that’s true. I’m just glad she is doing what’s best for her. (Maybe I’m reading into it too much but her body language/demeanor seems tired like she’s exhausted. No one is a machine, she has the right to take a break if she needs it)

  6. UlricWolfsheadKhan

    UlricWolfsheadKhan

    Hour ago

    None of this nonsense when she was winning. Pathetic. She represents all that is wrong with America

  7. Dope Cat

    Dope Cat

    Hour ago

    3:48 Looks like quitting runs in the family. lol.

  8. Dope Cat

    Dope Cat

    Hour ago

    It seems most of the myths are fact.

  9. Robert_6- _

    Robert_6- _

    Hour ago

    My goal isnt to win

  10. Amy Black

    Amy Black

    2 hours ago

    I can't even with you uncredentialled critics! Go get on a mat, and start doing what these gymnasts do and then,,,,, let's talk about it! until then.. shut the F up!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Nur Aleesya

    Nur Aleesya

    2 hours ago

    Is no one going to talk about her sister. That's just messed up. People are rude and have no manners

  12. S Enrique

    S Enrique

    2 hours ago

    She’s just a self absorbed quitter.

    • Antonio Moraga

      Antonio Moraga

      Hour ago

      Keep telling that to yourself buddy.

  13. ShingToMe

    ShingToMe

    2 hours ago

    Such a disappointment that she quit mid-competition in the Olympics. It’s like a spit in the face to America. So sad. I won’t be buying any of her I dosed products if I can help it. But I hope she has a nice life. God bless her heroic team members who are not giving up on US. Honestly, Simone looks so conceded right now, it’s not even funny. She has so much fame and fortune and skill, and yet she choked at the olympics. That means she’s a loser, because she quit. Mental game is part of the game. You better show out or get out. Out of site outa mind, bye Felecia!

  14. Z E

    Z E

    2 hours ago

    Queen ❤️

  15. slimydick23

    slimydick23

    3 hours ago

    this did not arouse me at all

  16. Skip Fluck

    Skip Fluck

    3 hours ago

    Can’t debunk Simone is a quitter. Goats don’t quit, but you did coward.

    • Antonio Moraga

      Antonio Moraga

      Hour ago

      So you would prefer her potentially breaking her neck by not being fully prepared? What a great human being you are!

  17. Gaster Grows

    Gaster Grows

    3 hours ago

    *All that training just to drop out of the Olympics right at the last moment?*

  18. Amber Williams

    Amber Williams

    3 hours ago

    "You can't just be fast. You have to have like agility. You have to be able to jump. You have to be able to flip, memorize routines." girl, have you tried horse riding? you have to do all this and, stamina, memorize courses/patterns DAY OF, and so much more. Can we have an Olympic level Equestrian do this also? This sounds really snooty of me and i dont like it coming off that way because Simone Biles is a gymnasts' idol.

  19. Bling Twice

    Bling Twice

    3 hours ago

    MA'AM YOUR ARMS 🥵🥵🥵

  20. Kelsey Joy Goodwin

    Kelsey Joy Goodwin

    3 hours ago

    So proud of all of her decisions she’s made in the past couple of days. Mental health is more important than any medal one could achieve.

  21. Lia Martinez

    Lia Martinez

    4 hours ago

    so confident and well-spoken💞

  22. artyismybae

    artyismybae

    4 hours ago

    Deserting the team is not aspiring. Its pathetic.

  23. Drawing With Lailla

    Drawing With Lailla

    4 hours ago

    i didnt know she was 4 foot 8 im taller than her and im 9 😳

  24. Buzzy Bee

    Buzzy Bee

    4 hours ago

    She’s so real, and chill. Not scared to speak the truth and let us know how it is. Beautiful Queen ✨🤸🏿‍♀️

  25. Mariah T

    Mariah T

    4 hours ago

    The fact that this was uploaded a month before she chose not to participate in the Olympics is further confirmation she did what needed to be done !!

  26. Imani Black

    Imani Black

    4 hours ago

    I love her voice

  27. eva youssef

    eva youssef

    4 hours ago

    She is so so beautiful omg

  28. Imani Black

    Imani Black

    4 hours ago

    The wedgie one is true😭

  29. Nukak Maku Girl

    Nukak Maku Girl

    4 hours ago

    dude, this is cool

  30. alexa

    alexa

    4 hours ago

    Tallest person in the team is like 5'4. Meanwhile my 15 year old self being 5'11👁👄👁

  31. Dave Neil

    Dave Neil

    4 hours ago

    usgone.info/award/video/bJSZeKqa0YuV2t0 just leave this here, generation of wet cucumbers.

  32. DC Talk

    DC Talk

    4 hours ago

    Suprised she didn’t quit the video half way through

  33. Mirka ?

    Mirka ?

    5 hours ago

    “My goal is never to win, it just kinda happens” she’s such a goat 🐐

  34. Thhomas Ssmith

    Thhomas Ssmith

    5 hours ago

    The quizzical note reilly cross because sideboard expectantly deliver upon a vigorous milk. homeless, legal air

  35. Mango juice

    Mango juice

    5 hours ago

    i hope shes ok!!

  36. Brandi Lepage

    Brandi Lepage

    5 hours ago

    Gosh she is so stunningly beautiful

  37. its Jammbi

    its Jammbi

    5 hours ago

    is this the person who quit on they own country in the olympics?

  38. Science is Hard

    Science is Hard

    5 hours ago

    She said she wasn't competitive and she said she didn't compete to win.

  39. Alexandra Lim

    Alexandra Lim

    5 hours ago

    aw man.. Im sorry to hear that with your sister :(

  40. Immortan Joe

    Immortan Joe

    5 hours ago

    Quitting on youre teammates 😔

  41. Qofb7636

    Qofb7636

    5 hours ago

    I could listen to her speak all day. 🥰

  42. Amogh Sarangdhar

    Amogh Sarangdhar

    6 hours ago

    she forfeited tho

  43. Joshua d'Estoville

    Joshua d'Estoville

    6 hours ago

    This video hasn't thoroughly aged well.

  44. MineHunter

    MineHunter

    6 hours ago

    Not anymore

  45. Sam G

    Sam G

    6 hours ago

    hahahahahaha

  46. A Tij

    A Tij

    7 hours ago

    She started at 6 and said typical start age is as soon as you can walk, this explains so much of what she is saying now ...

  47. Alex W.

    Alex W.

    7 hours ago

    the gymnasts i know are so frickin nice. one girl was in my class and she was one of the sweetest people ive ever known.

  48. First Joy

    First Joy

    7 hours ago

    Everybody talking about how gymnastics IS a sport Me: she looks amazing 🤩

  49. Skywalker Jedi Knight

    Skywalker Jedi Knight

    7 hours ago

    Dashia man's shoulders and it's not that much muscles she have is just her shoulders are too high and wide like a man but just weird a voice like a girl It's a man woman

  50. Skywalker Jedi Knight

    Skywalker Jedi Knight

    7 hours ago

    She a man

    • Taylor

      Taylor

      7 hours ago

      You a weirdo

  51. Kyla Fuller

    Kyla Fuller

    7 hours ago

    It’s really a full time job.

  52. Emelia Chambers

    Emelia Chambers

    8 hours ago

    Anybody else wanna just shift her top in place it's just not centered.

  53. Kaitie

    Kaitie

    8 hours ago

    I love the long hair.

  54. Marina Rocha

    Marina Rocha

    8 hours ago

    Menta health talk didn’t age well

  55. Legal Gig

    Legal Gig

    8 hours ago

    Gymnastics is not a sport, but there she is with every muscle of her body marked and elastic...

  56. L.A.ReP.

    L.A.ReP.

    9 hours ago

    Hey it’s the GOAT!!! Oh wait she quit. SMH.

    • L.A.ReP.

      L.A.ReP.

      2 hours ago

      @Tellaure Test stop being a snowflake. Sounds like you've quit a thing or two in your life.

    • Hank Goresich

      Hank Goresich

      4 hours ago

      @Taylor "black woman" 🙃

    • Monty The klown

      Monty The klown

      7 hours ago

      @Tellaure Test she has one job, and she quit.

    • Monty The klown

      Monty The klown

      7 hours ago

      @Taylor so? They have a privilege to be untouchable?

    • Taylor

      Taylor

      7 hours ago

      Hey! It’s a loser hating on a black woman!

  57. Nairi Panossian

    Nairi Panossian

    9 hours ago

    Ok first of all GYMNASTICS IS NOT the most competitive sport. If it was the most competitive sport, it would be the most popular, which it is not . SOCCER is the #1 sport in the world and it is definitely the MOST COMPETITIVE!

    • Mr. MeowMeow

      Mr. MeowMeow

      8 hours ago

      Ok like I play soccer and sure it’s competitive but I feel like the more individual skill a sport needs the more competitive it is. But I’m not saying gymnastics is the most competitive

  58. Dezil

    Dezil

    10 hours ago

    I’ve heard that self proclaimed GOATs tend to self implode when they are under pressure...is this true?

  59. Amanda Mendoza

    Amanda Mendoza

    10 hours ago

    The majestic sneeze bacteriologically ruin because plaster consequentially glow till a deadpan witch. dear, soggy menu

  60. Ajhubbell 37

    Ajhubbell 37

    10 hours ago

    She’s 4’8” and flips over my six foot head, probably kicking me into a coma in the process. She would make an amazing martial artist.

  61. Bill Fornshell

    Bill Fornshell

    10 hours ago

    Quiter

    • Antonio Moraga

      Antonio Moraga

      Hour ago

      @Monty The klown She literally won several tournaments while being injured, like that time she competed while having a kidney stone, for someone that resilient to just quit something must have been terribly wrong, now y’all should just shut up and have a bit of empathy.

    • Monty The klown

      Monty The klown

      7 hours ago

      @Ethan Dalton no, it doesn't

    • Taylor

      Taylor

      7 hours ago

      Loser.

    • Ethan Dalton

      Ethan Dalton

      10 hours ago

      All of her medals would suggest the opposite

  62. Jessica FB

    Jessica FB

    10 hours ago

    She’s so well spoken/a great communicator and personable. I love her.

  63. Andrew Willett

    Andrew Willett

    11 hours ago

    I grew up opposite a gym in the 70s/80s when Nadia made it popular....I have represented in team sport for my state and country, i consider myself fairly coordinated...i went there to try learn...i couldnt even do a backflip ASSISTED !! lol...and just shakily standing on that beam was scary let alone do a backflip on it.....im in Awe of gymnasts...amazing sport..

  64. Anthony Evans

    Anthony Evans

    11 hours ago

    Gymnasts are amazing entertaining athletes, all the moves they do are incredible.

  65. Jenny of Oldstones

    Jenny of Oldstones

    11 hours ago

    She comes off as a bit cocky and cold…

  66. armin38822

    armin38822

    11 hours ago

    Her body type is insane.

    • D0ZZR _

      D0ZZR _

      7 hours ago

      Thats called drugs they doped her up when she was younger

  67. Fart Squirel

    Fart Squirel

    11 hours ago

    22/23 is not early... when in other sports you're just starting as a professional at 6 it's a late start... well, most of the people at 6 don't know how to speak properly yet. and that's where I stopped.

  68. tectorama

    tectorama

    11 hours ago

    Oh how the mighty are fallen. She just couldn't handle failure, then let her team down.

  69. M B

    M B

    12 hours ago

    In my mind she will always be the girl that quit the Olympics, embarrassed our country, and handed the win to Russia. 🇺🇸

  70. Pappy

    Pappy

    12 hours ago

    She seems so sweet.

  71. Tomás CP

    Tomás CP

    12 hours ago

    6:47 Well, that aged pretty fast ...

    • Antonio Moraga

      Antonio Moraga

      Hour ago

      @Neel Parmar I think he was just pointing out how she simply didn’t put enough effort in taking care of her mental health, which probably led to this whole disaster, I truly wish her well.

    • Neel Parmar

      Neel Parmar

      4 hours ago

      That’s ignoring the actual issue she’s suffering. She, mentioned earlier in the video about getting “lost in the air” at times, and that has come to a head now. To over-simplify what is such a complex issue does nothing to address its seriousness, nor acknowledge how these problems can change and worsen over time. I hope that she can get through what must be a difficult situation, and certainly one which she hasn’t faced at this level before.

  72. highlander723

    highlander723

    12 hours ago

    I guess there is one myth that has been confirmed. It teaches the mindset of "Its ok to let your teammates and your country down because you're not in the right mindset.

    • Nick Popadom

      Nick Popadom

      11 hours ago

      I agree because if you’re a top athlete you have to push through things like these it shows the mark of a elite athlete.

    • quaack

      quaack

      12 hours ago

      she has competed and won with broken bones and even a kidney stone in the past. she has done enough for her country. people in america can't even wear a mask to go to the shops and say thing about simone breaking her body doing gymnastics. lol

  73. Jagar Tharn

    Jagar Tharn

    12 hours ago

    Debunk one more myth for us: Olympic Athletes are tough, determined, and competitive. Oh wait you just did :D

  74. CAS

    CAS

    12 hours ago

    You quit

  75. Louise Anne Bateman

    Louise Anne Bateman

    13 hours ago

    I hate that the producer interrupts her halfway through to ask about her current boyfriend and if they met on a dating app. She's clearly not comfortably talking about it, and it's just yet another example of female athletes being sexualised. Stop it!

    • Louise Anne Bateman

      Louise Anne Bateman

      Hour ago

      @Joseph V The interview is supposed to be about her sport. Would a male athlete be asked about his love life in the middle of an interview? Unlikely.

    • Joseph V

      Joseph V

      12 hours ago

      Asking about a boyfriend is sexualizing women? You are a grade A Karen.

  76. S King

    S King

    13 hours ago

    After Biles abandoned her teammates to save her ego, this story isn’t aging very well ...

    • Nick Popadom

      Nick Popadom

      11 hours ago

      She thinks she’s bigger than her team…

  77. Jaspa Jones

    Jaspa Jones

    13 hours ago

    You failed.

  78. stewart cattanach

    stewart cattanach

    13 hours ago

    She’s bad still

    • Javier McCaib

      Javier McCaib

      5 hours ago

      @stewart cattanach well then good day to you sir 😀👍

    • stewart cattanach

      stewart cattanach

      6 hours ago

      @Javier McCaib you do know me calling her bad means I’m calling her attractive right?😂

    • Javier McCaib

      Javier McCaib

      8 hours ago

      How many Olympic medals you got

  79. zhaneranger

    zhaneranger

    14 hours ago

    Gymnastics is a tough sport. I think the problem is the scores are graded by a human based on aesthetics.

  80. Toto Busch

    Toto Busch

    14 hours ago

    06:30 aged like fine wine with her now quitting the competition due to mental health

  81. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent

    14 hours ago

    Who ever the Dummy who said that being a Gymist is not a Sport is a Moran. If Gymnastics is not a Sport, there are a Multitude of so called Sports Starting with Golf, Curling, Archery and many more. I love my Football, Basketball but they are Team Sports start in Middle school not Kindergarten like this athlete. Benching 400 lbs is easy compared to uneven parallel bars. In Short, this is bar none a Sport. Have a Hoo-ah!! Day.

  82. Pedro Santos

    Pedro Santos

    14 hours ago

    Loser

  83. Red Dwarf

    Red Dwarf

    14 hours ago

    GOATS don’t QUIT

  84. Justina Perez

    Justina Perez

    14 hours ago

    The perpetual biplane hemodynamically welcome because jail externally invent anenst a motionless diaphragm. macabre, flawless odometer

  85. man of the woods

    man of the woods

    14 hours ago

    She has gorgeous arms and shoulders 💞

  86. Ethan Boyd

    Ethan Boyd

    14 hours ago

    Only female gymnast that's more stunningly pretty in civilian clothes.

  87. D H

    D H

    15 hours ago

    Quitter

  88. Nicole Josephs

    Nicole Josephs

    15 hours ago

    The ludicrous wind finally coil because accelerator naturalistically guide inside a acid slave. wide-eyed, adventurous rice

  89. hartsickdisciple

    hartsickdisciple

    15 hours ago

    3 mental days now.

  90. E

    E

    15 hours ago

    ❤more of this please

  91. SPLURGE Hooligans

    SPLURGE Hooligans

    15 hours ago

    🤔🤔🤔🤔

  92. Scrill The beast

    Scrill The beast

    16 hours ago

    The myth about gymnastics stunting your growth can be explained by this theory, “bodies adapt to help in daily tasks each day becoming better and more efficient” when you start jumping and spinning around you experience g force that causes loss of balance and makes you dizzy, to counteract this phenomenon a lower center of mass is needed, the optimal solution is shorter bodies.

  93. FireFox Gamer

    FireFox Gamer

    16 hours ago

    I’m 4 feet 10 inches

  94. Don Deloli

    Don Deloli

    16 hours ago

    Sure its a sport that you quit while representing your country after making millions in endorsements. Loser

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