With three straight all-around world gymnastics titles and an endorsement from Mary Lou Retton as the best gymnast in history, Simone Biles is set to become the next household name if she performs anywhere near expectations in her first Olympics. But even with the women's gymnastics competitions in Rio yet to begin, Biles' Olympics are already off to a strong start.
Back in March, Biles said in this interview with NBC Olympics that if she could hear from any stars during the Olympics, she would go with "any of the Kardashians."
As of Friday morning, mission accomplished, thanks to Kim Kardashian West :
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 5, 2016
The 19-year old proved not immune to being starstruck, promptly sending thanks with this reply:
@KimKardashian Thank You So Much!!! by the way I'm obsessed with North! So adorable
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) August 5, 2016
And Kardashian West came back a few minutes later, mentioning that Biles served as inspiration to her older child:
She just started gymnastics! Maybe she can show you some moves? https://t.co/tX681WgCyv
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 5, 2016
Boosted by this exchange, the tone is certainly set for Biles to dominate. All six of Biles' events – five individual, and the team competition – are set to begin on August 7.
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