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Fans Slam Simone Biles for Putting a Goat on Her Leotard during the US Classic

Stephen Thompson
May 24, 2021
11:00 P.M.
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The reigning Olympic champion, Simone Biles made her claim as the "greatest of all time" in gymnastics and proved it with a Yurchenko double pike vault in the US Classic.

A recent tweet by the official handle of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics made reference to the goat at the back of Biles' leotard. The tweet read:

"Simone Biles has a rhinestone goat on the back of her leo #USClassic."

Simone Biles flips before throwing out the first pitch prior to Game 2 of the 2019 World Series on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Texas. | Photo: Getty Images


This simple tweet had many fans in their feelings. Some liked the goat's appearance on her leotard, saying that she deserved it as the sport's Greatest of All Time.

Others slammed Biles for it and opined that it seems pretty cocky. Another fan felt Biles needed to be more humble and advised that:

"You can be the goat but the title should never be self proclaimed , it's bad taste, and of course there will always be someone better and more humble."

A similar tweet by Bleacher Report acknowledging the goat at the back of the legendary gymnast's leotard was met with similar positive and negative reactions by fans. 


Many of the fans under the tweet cared more about the NBA playoffs than gymnastics. Some of them disregarded her goat claim; they believe Michael Jordan is the undisputed GOAT of sports. 

Biles is America's all-time most decorated gymnast with 30 World Championships and Olympic medals.

Thankfully for Biles, the goat on her leotard was not the only reason she was in the news. She also made the news for her history-making Yurchenko double pike vault in the US Classic. 


Biles made history as the first woman to successfully pull off the Yurchenko double pike vault, which was a move that seemed reserved for men only. That is no longer the case, as the 24-year-old set the pace for other women at the US Classic in preparation for the Olympics. 

At the event, the current world and Olympic champion already showed that she is ready for the event, in what was her first competitive appearance in 18 months. 


After her latest performance, there should be few fans disputing her claims as to the greatest of all time in gymnastics. According to Biles, she only competes with herself. 

She also made the same claim during her virtual appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," which was to help NBC promote the Olympics. 

Biles is America's all-time most decorated gymnast with 30 World Championships and Olympic medals. It's safe to say she has earned the right to call herself the GOAT with her exploits in gymnastics.