Netflix releases trailer for Simone Biles docuseries ahead of Paris Olympics

Biles suffered a nervous breakdown at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics when she experienced the 'twisties' and withdrew from the competition
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Netflix has teased a new docuseries about Simone Biles ahead of the Paris Olympics, as the American gymnastics star shares behind-the-scenes footage of her life since her retreat to Tokyo four years ago.

The trailer for the four-episode series was released on Wednesday, with the first part set to premiere on July 17, just nine days before the Olympic Games opening ceremony – the streaming giant said.

In the docuseries, Biles, 27, will not only detail her preparations to resume her position at the top of gymnastics, but also explain her reasoning behind retiring from competition at the previous Olympics (2021), her return to the mat in 2023 and getting ready for the US Olympic Trials.

Moments with her husband – NFL Safety, Jonathan Owens – as well as her former Team USA teammate Aly Raisman and her mother Nellie Biles will also be included.

An official synopsis for the docuseries describes Biles as having “one of the biggest stories leading into” the COVID-affected 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, before the four-time gold medalist was hit by the “twisties.”

The series will also feature never-before-seen footage of Biles' married life to Jonathan Owens

The series will also feature never-before-seen footage of Biles’ married life to Jonathan Owens

“Since then, Simone has been working hard: facing the difficult traumas of her past, learning to manage her mental health, embracing her journey, and in the process rebuilding her gymnastics from the ground up,” the synopsis continues. Just shocked.

“Her courage to rise knows no bounds, as this summer she plans to return to the Olympic podium once again to do what she has always done: be the best Simone Biles she can be. Because despite all this, Simone still stands up.’

In a statement shared by Netflix, Biles said of the upcoming docuseries, “We are all the authors of our own journeys, and I am at a place in my life where I feel comfortable with who I am and what I have experienced. as an athlete, but especially as a person.

Biles, 27, and Owens, 28, moved in together in their Texas mansion over the past year

Biles, 27, and Owens, 28, moved in together in their Texas mansion over the past year

The four-time gold medalist came out on top at the 2024 USA Gymnastics Championships in May

The four-time gold medalist came out on top at the 2024 USA Gymnastics Championships in May

Biles was on the sidelines several times to cheer on her husband during the 2023 NFL season

Biles was on the sidelines several times to cheer on her husband during the 2023 NFL season

“Gymnastics is what I do, but it’s not who I am, and I like people outside of competition to see a different side of me.”

She added in a separate statement: “I know there are young girls who look to me for inspiration and face similar challenges, and I hope this documentary helps them stay true to who they are and never commit to anything.” to give. on their dreams.’

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Biles has blossomed during her comeback as a competitor at the Summer Olympics in Paris, when she won the top title at the 2024 U.S. Gymnastics Championships and the U.S. Classic. in May.

Her seven career Olympic medals are currently tied with Shannon Miller for the most Olympic medals won by an American gymnast, according to the official website of the Olympic Games.

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