‘She Is the GOAT’: Paige Spiranac Once Showed Her Companionship Towards Simone Biles When She Needed It the Most

‘She Is the GOAT’: Paige Spiranac Once Showed Her Companionship Towards Simone Biles When She Needed It the Most

The Olympian Simone Biles is considered the G. O. A. T. of the gymnast. The American star has won many accolades worldwide and made her country proud. Although the 25-year-old has achieved mostly love and devotion from the gymnast fans, there was a time when she faced backlash. Many from the sports field came to her aid at this time and the former golfer Paige Spiranac was one of them. 

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Biles started her career as a professional gymnast at a very young age. By the time she appeared in her first Olympics in 2016, she had gained many fans to cheer for her. She lived up to everyone’s expectations in the competition and won four gold and a bronze medal. 

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The American audience believed she would do the same in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, she couldn’t deliver what the fans expected from her because of her mental struggles. In fact, the pressure to do well led her to withdraw from the finals. 

Many supported her for giving priority to the well-being of her health. However, many criticized her for giving up on her team. And celebrities like Paige Spiranac defended Biles online. 

Paige Spiranac stood with Biles in her hard times

“Simone Biles did not quit on her team. She is competing the most difficult skills in the world,” Spiranac used her Twitter to stand against the online bullies of Biles. “It isn’t like a layup or swinging a golf club,” the former golfer’s tweet further read. “What she’s doing is extremely dangerous and she did what she needed to do to protect herself. She is the GOAT.”

Simone Biles did not quit on her team. She is competing the most difficult skills in the world. It isn’t like a layup or swinging a golf club. What she’s doing is extremely dangerous and she did what she needed to do to protect herself. She is the GOAT.

— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) July 27, 2021

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Before becoming interested in golf, Spiranac had trained to become a professional gymnast. It is the multiple injuries to her knees that made her quit gymnastics. The golfer also had dealt with mental struggles before. Therefore, she understood what Biles went through and what made her withdraw from the prestigious event and supported her with all her might. 

After being part of the spotlight with her golf and later her social media, Spiranac has shared her anxiety issues with the public. She often discusses how she dealt with it through social channels and the podcast, ‘Playing a Round with Paige Renee.’ Furthermore, Spiranac is an ambassador of the CyberSmile Foundation. It is an NGO that helps spread awareness against cyberbullying. 

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