Simone Biles On USA Gymnastics’ Vow To Change: ‘Talking Is Easy’ | TODAY


SIMONE IN JUST A MOMENT. FIRST, HOW SHE KEEPS MAKING FIRST, HOW SHE KEEPS MAKING HISTORY. HISTORY.>>MONEY.>>MONEY. JUST KEEP MAKING HISTORY, SIMONE JUST KEEP MAKING HISTORY, SIMONE BILES. BILES.>>Reporter: SIMONE BILES HAS>>Reporter: SIMONE BILES HAS ONCE AGAIN TUMBLED HER WAY INTO ONCE AGAIN TUMBLED HER WAY INTO THE RECORD BOOKS. THE RECORD BOOKS. THE FIRST WOMAN EVER TO LAND A THE FIRST WOMAN EVER TO LAND A TRIPLE-DOUBLE IN COMPETITION ON TRIPLE-DOUBLE IN COMPETITION ON THE FLOOR EXERCISE DURING LAST THE FLOOR EXERCISE DURING LAST WEEK’S U.S. GYMNASTICS WEEK’S U.S. GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP. CHAMPIONSHIP.>>SIMONE HAS ENOUGH GOLD MEDALS>>SIMONE HAS ENOUGH GOLD MEDALS AT HOME. AT HOME. SOMEONE, GIVE THIS GIRL A CROWN. SOMEONE, GIVE THIS GIRL A CROWN.>>Reporter: THAT MOVE COMING>>Reporter: THAT MOVE COMING ONE DAY AFTER SHE LANDED A ONE DAY AFTER SHE LANDED A JAW-DROPPING DOUBLE-DOUBLE JAW-DROPPING DOUBLE-DOUBLE DISMOUNT ON THE BALANCE BEAM. DISMOUNT ON THE BALANCE BEAM. THE FIRST TIME THAT’S EVER THE FIRST TIME THAT’S EVER HAPPENED IN COMPETITION. HAPPENED IN COMPETITION. BILES TOOK TO INSTAGRAM TO SHARE BILES TOOK TO INSTAGRAM TO SHARE HER EXCITEMENT. HER EXCITEMENT. THAT FEELING WHEN YOU MAKE THAT FEELING WHEN YOU MAKE HISTORY, TWICE. HISTORY, TWICE. THE VICTORY MARKED BILES’ SIXTH THE VICTORY MARKED BILES’ SIXTH U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP WIN AND HER U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP WIN AND HER 20th CONSECUTIVE ALL-AROUND WIN, 20th CONSECUTIVE ALL-AROUND WIN, DATING BACK TO 2013. DATING BACK TO 2013. SIMONE’S RETURN TO COMPETITION SIMONE’S RETURN TO COMPETITION AFTER HER SPECTACULAR AFTER HER SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE AT THE 2016 OLYMPIC PERFORMANCE AT THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES HAD BEEN A MIX OF HIGHS GAMES HAD BEEN A MIX OF HIGHS AND LOWS. AND LOWS. EARLIER THIS MONTH, SHE TOOK AIM EARLIER THIS MONTH, SHE TOOK AIM AT USA GYMNASTICS, BLASTING THE AT USA GYMNASTICS, BLASTING THE ORGANIZATION FOR ENABLING FORMER ORGANIZATION FOR ENABLING FORMER TEAM DOCTOR LARRY NASSAR TO TEAM DOCTOR LARRY NASSAR TO SEXUALLY ABUSE HER AND HUNDREDS SEXUALLY ABUSE HER AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER YOUNG ATHLETES. OF OTHER YOUNG ATHLETES.>>THEY COULDN’T DO ONE DAMN>>THEY COULDN’T DO ONE DAMN JOB. JOB. YOU HAD ONE JOB. YOU HAD ONE JOB. YOU LITERALLY HAD ONE JOB, AND YOU LITERALLY HAD ONE JOB, AND YOU COULDN’T PROTECT US. YOU COULDN’T PROTECT US.>>Reporter: THE HEAD OF USA>>Reporter: THE HEAD OF USA GYMNASTICS RESPONDING DURING GYMNASTICS RESPONDING DURING LAST WEEK’S COMPETITION. LAST WEEK’S COMPETITION.>>THIS ORGANIZATION HAS LET>>THIS ORGANIZATION HAS LET DOWN MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING DOWN MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING SIMONE, AND HISTORICALLY, THE SIMONE, AND HISTORICALLY, THE ORGANIZATION HAS SILENCED ORGANIZATION HAS SILENCED GYMNASTS. GYMNASTS. THAT TIME IS NO MORE. THAT TIME IS NO MORE.>>Reporter: BUT WITH JUST ONE>>Reporter: BUT WITH JUST ONE YEAR TO GO UNTIL THE 2020 YEAR TO GO UNTIL THE 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO, THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO, THE 22-YEAR-OLD REMAINS FOCUSED ON 22-YEAR-OLD REMAINS FOCUSED ON BEING THE BEST. BEING THE BEST. AS THE MOST DECORATED AMERICAN AS THE MOST DECORATED AMERICAN GYMNAST IN HISTORY, BILES GYMNAST IN HISTORY, BILES DEBUTED A NEW LEOTARD WITH THE DEBUTED A NEW LEOTARD WITH THE DESIGN OF A GOAT ON THE BACK. DESIGN OF A GOAT ON THE BACK. G.O.A.T., THE GREATEST OF ALL G.O.A.T., THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. TIME.>>WHO WOULD DISPUTE IT?>>WHO WOULD DISPUTE IT? SIMONE BILES IS HERE RIGHT NOW. SIMONE BILES IS HERE RIGHT NOW. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. NICE TO SEE YOU. NICE TO SEE YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. YOU, TOO. YOU, TOO.>>EVERY TIME YOU’RE HERE, AND>>EVERY TIME YOU’RE HERE, AND I’VE INTERVIEWED YOU A FEW I’VE INTERVIEWED YOU A FEW TIMES, I ALWAYS ASK YOU THE SAME TIMES, I ALWAYS ASK YOU THE SAME THING. THING. I ASK, ARE YOU HUMAN? I ASK, ARE YOU HUMAN? YOU SAY THAT YOU ARE. YOU SAY THAT YOU ARE. THEN YOU GO AND DO SOME THEN YOU GO AND DO SOME INCREDIBLE SUPERHUMAN FEAT. INCREDIBLE SUPERHUMAN FEAT. HOW DID IT FEEL TO WALK OFF THAT HOW DID IT FEEL TO WALK OFF THAT FLOOR LAST WEEK, MAKING HISTORY? FLOOR LAST WEEK, MAKING HISTORY?>>IT FELT INCREDIBLE.>>IT FELT INCREDIBLE. NO FEMALE HAS EVER DONE THAT NO FEMALE HAS EVER DONE THAT SKILL BEFORE. SKILL BEFORE. FOR ME, I HAD TRAINED IT FOR A FOR ME, I HAD TRAINED IT FOR A WHILE NOW, SO IT WAS KIND OF WHILE NOW, SO IT WAS KIND OF JUST NORMAL FOR ME. JUST NORMAL FOR ME. LOOKING BACK AT THE VIDEOS, IT LOOKING BACK AT THE VIDEOS, IT DOESN’T LOOK NORMAL. DOESN’T LOOK NORMAL. I KNOW IT IS NOT NORMAL. I KNOW IT IS NOT NORMAL.>>I KNOW.>>I KNOW. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHEN YOU’RE DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHEN YOU’RE DOING THAT STUFF THAT IT IS JUST DOING THAT STUFF THAT IT IS JUST GOING TO GO SUPER VIRAL? GOING TO GO SUPER VIRAL? I MEAN, FIRST, YOU KNOW, THE I MEAN, FIRST, YOU KNOW, THE ROUTINE GOES VIRAL. ROUTINE GOES VIRAL. THEN THEY PUT IT IN SLOW MOTION. THEN THEY PUT IT IN SLOW MOTION. THEN WE NEED TO PUT IT IN THEN WE NEED TO PUT IT IN EXTREME SLOW MOTION TO GRASP EXTREME SLOW MOTION TO GRASP WHAT YOU JUST PULLED OFF. WHAT YOU JUST PULLED OFF.>>YEAH, I ACTUALLY HAD NO IDEA>>YEAH, I ACTUALLY HAD NO IDEA HOW VIRAL IT WAS GOING TO GO. HOW VIRAL IT WAS GOING TO GO. I THOUGHT THAT NOTHING WAS I THOUGHT THAT NOTHING WAS REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN. REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN. I KNEW I WAS GOING TO BE THE I KNEW I WAS GOING TO BE THE FIRST FEMALE TO DO IT, AND THEN FIRST FEMALE TO DO IT, AND THEN AFTER THAT, I WAS GOING TO BE AFTER THAT, I WAS GOING TO BE LIKE, OKAY, YEAH, WHATEVER. LIKE, OKAY, YEAH, WHATEVER. NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE PAY NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION TO GYMNASTICS, ATTENTION TO GYMNASTICS, ESPECIALLY IN A NON-OLYMPIC ESPECIALLY IN A NON-OLYMPIC YEAR. YEAR. IT WAS CRAZY TO SEE HOW VIRAL IT IT WAS CRAZY TO SEE HOW VIRAL IT WENT. WENT. IT JUST KEPT, LIKE, IT JUST KEPT, LIKE, ACCUMULATING, AND IT IS STILL ACCUMULATING, AND IT IS STILL GOING. GOING. IT IS KIND OF CRAZY. IT IS KIND OF CRAZY.>>WELL, YOU ARE HILARIOUSLY>>WELL, YOU ARE HILARIOUSLY HUMBLE. HUMBLE. OF COURSE, WE’RE PAYING OF COURSE, WE’RE PAYING ATTENTION. ATTENTION. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU’RE THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU’RE SETTING RECORDS AND MAKING SETTING RECORDS AND MAKING HISTORY AND PUSHING THE SPORT HISTORY AND PUSHING THE SPORT LIKE YOU DO. LIKE YOU DO. HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO YOU, NOT HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO YOU, NOT JUST TO WIN MEDALS BUT TO DO JUST TO WIN MEDALS BUT TO DO THINGS THAT HAVE LITERALLY NEVER THINGS THAT HAVE LITERALLY NEVER BEEN DONE? BEEN DONE?>>IT’S KIND OF CRAZY BUT, YOU>>IT’S KIND OF CRAZY BUT, YOU KNOW, IN AND OUT OF THE GYM, I KNOW, IN AND OUT OF THE GYM, I TRY TO PUSH MYSELF AND SEE HOW TRY TO PUSH MYSELF AND SEE HOW MUCH I CAN DO. MUCH I CAN DO. I GUESS THAT RESULTS IN BREAKING I GUESS THAT RESULTS IN BREAKING A LOT OF RECORDS. A LOT OF RECORDS.>>IT DOES.>>IT DOES. NOW, I THINK I READ THAT SOME OF NOW, I THINK I READ THAT SOME OF THESE THINGS YOU ACTUALLY THESE THINGS YOU ACTUALLY STARTED TALKING ABOUT LIKE YEARS STARTED TALKING ABOUT LIKE YEARS AGO, SOME OF THESE MOVES THAT WE AGO, SOME OF THESE MOVES THAT WE SAW LAST WEEKEND. SAW LAST WEEKEND.>>MM-HMM.>>MM-HMM. YES, AND I NEVER THOUGHT A LOT YES, AND I NEVER THOUGHT A LOT OF THE MOVES WOULD BE FEASIBLE, OF THE MOVES WOULD BE FEASIBLE, UNTIL I STARTED TRAINING ONCE I UNTIL I STARTED TRAINING ONCE I CAME BACK FROM TAKING LIKE A CAME BACK FROM TAKING LIKE A YEAR AND A HALF OFF. YEAR AND A HALF OFF. NOW, I’M COMPETING THEM, AND I NOW, I’M COMPETING THEM, AND I NEVER THOUGHT IN A MILLION YEARS NEVER THOUGHT IN A MILLION YEARS THAT SOME OF MY DREAM SKILLS, THAT SOME OF MY DREAM SKILLS, I’D BE ABLE TO COMPETE. I’D BE ABLE TO COMPETE.>>YOU ALREADY HAVE A COUPLE OF>>YOU ALREADY HAVE A COUPLE OF MOVES THAT I THINK ARE NAMED MOVES THAT I THINK ARE NAMED AFTER YOU. AFTER YOU. WHAT’S BETTER, GETTING A GOLD WHAT’S BETTER, GETTING A GOLD MEDAL AT THE OLYMPICS OR GETTING MEDAL AT THE OLYMPICS OR GETTING SOMETHING NAMED AFTER YOU? SOMETHING NAMED AFTER YOU? BOTH SEEM REALLY GREAT. BOTH SEEM REALLY GREAT.>>YES.>>YES. I FEEL LIKE SINCE IT GETS NAMED I FEEL LIKE SINCE IT GETS NAMED AFTER YOU, IT’LL BE IN THE BOOK AFTER YOU, IT’LL BE IN THE BOOK FOREVER. FOREVER. HOPEFULLY MORE ATHLETES WILL HOPEFULLY MORE ATHLETES WILL WANT TO TRY IT. WANT TO TRY IT. I THINK THAT’S SUPER EXCITING. I THINK THAT’S SUPER EXCITING.>>YOU DRIVE YOURSELF SO HARD.>>YOU DRIVE YOURSELF SO HARD. I NOTICE ON, I THINK, THE FIRST I NOTICE ON, I THINK, THE FIRST NIGHT OF COMPETITION, YOU DIDN’T NIGHT OF COMPETITION, YOU DIDN’T LIKE HOW ONE OF THE ROUTINES LIKE HOW ONE OF THE ROUTINES WENT. WENT. YOU DON’T HAVE A POKER FACE. YOU DON’T HAVE A POKER FACE. WE COULD TELL YOU WERE NOT WE COULD TELL YOU WERE NOT HAPPY. HAPPY.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>WHERE DOES THAT FIRE COME>>WHERE DOES THAT FIRE COME FROM, THAT BURNING DESIRE TO FROM, THAT BURNING DESIRE TO JUST BE EXCELLENT? JUST BE EXCELLENT?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. I FEEL LIKE NOW, IF I GO OUT AND I FEEL LIKE NOW, IF I GO OUT AND DO WHAT I’M SUPPOSED TO DO, I DO WHAT I’M SUPPOSED TO DO, I SHOULD COME OUT TOP THREE. SHOULD COME OUT TOP THREE. I JUST REALLY UPSET MYSELF I JUST REALLY UPSET MYSELF WHENEVER I DON’T COMPETE HOW I WHENEVER I DON’T COMPETE HOW I TRAIN AND I DON’T GIVE THE TRAIN AND I DON’T GIVE THE PERFORMANCE THAT I WANT TO. PERFORMANCE THAT I WANT TO. I JUST GET REALLY FRUSTRATED. I JUST GET REALLY FRUSTRATED.>>I HATE TO EVEN ASK YOU ABOUT>>I HATE TO EVEN ASK YOU ABOUT THE TROUBLE FACING USA THE TROUBLE FACING USA GYMNASTICS BECAUSE THE FOCUS IS, GYMNASTICS BECAUSE THE FOCUS IS, AND IT SHOULD BE, ON YOUR AND IT SHOULD BE, ON YOUR INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. YOU GAVE SUCH AN EMOTIONAL AND YOU GAVE SUCH AN EMOTIONAL AND POWERFUL ANSWER THE OTHER DAY, POWERFUL ANSWER THE OTHER DAY, AND IT REALLY STRUCK ME, YOU AND IT REALLY STRUCK ME, YOU KNOW, THAT WHILE YOU’RE DOING KNOW, THAT WHILE YOU’RE DOING EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING IN YOUR EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING IN YOUR SPORT, YOU’RE ALSO HEALING. SPORT, YOU’RE ALSO HEALING. YOU’RE DOING BOTH AT THE SAME YOU’RE DOING BOTH AT THE SAME TIME. TIME.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>WHAT HAS THIS JOURNEY BEEN>>WHAT HAS THIS JOURNEY BEEN FOR YOU? FOR YOU?>>OH, GOODNESS.>>OH, GOODNESS. I FEEL IT’S BEEN A ROLLER I FEEL IT’S BEEN A ROLLER COASTER. COASTER. A LOT OF HIGHS, A LOT OF LOWS. A LOT OF HIGHS, A LOT OF LOWS. YOU KNOW, COMING BACK, I’M DOING YOU KNOW, COMING BACK, I’M DOING THIS JUST FOR ME. THIS JUST FOR ME. I THINK THAT’S DIFFERENT THAN I THINK THAT’S DIFFERENT THAN THE LAST TIME AROUND. THE LAST TIME AROUND. FOR ME, I FEEL LIKE I HAVE FOR ME, I FEEL LIKE I HAVE NOTHING TO PROVE TO ANYONE. NOTHING TO PROVE TO ANYONE. I THINK THAT’S WHAT KEEPS ME IN I THINK THAT’S WHAT KEEPS ME IN THE SPORT, BESIDES LOVE AND THE SPORT, BESIDES LOVE AND PASSION. PASSION.>>YOU SAW WHAT THE USA>>YOU SAW WHAT THE USA GYMNASTICS, THE NEW PRESIDENT, GYMNASTICS, THE NEW PRESIDENT, HAD TO SAY AFTER YOUR COMMENTS. HAD TO SAY AFTER YOUR COMMENTS. THE FACT — WAS THAT ENOUGH FOR THE FACT — WAS THAT ENOUGH FOR YOU? YOU? DO YOU FEEL LIKE THEY’RE DOING DO YOU FEEL LIKE THEY’RE DOING THE RIGHT THINGS NOW? THE RIGHT THINGS NOW?>>UM, I DON’T KNOW.>>UM, I DON’T KNOW. I FEEL LIKE YOU CAN ALWAYS TALK I FEEL LIKE YOU CAN ALWAYS TALK THE TALK, BUT YOU HAVE TO SHOW THE TALK, BUT YOU HAVE TO SHOW UP AND YOU HAVE TO PROVE. UP AND YOU HAVE TO PROVE. YOU JUST HAVE TO DO YOUR JOB AT YOU JUST HAVE TO DO YOUR JOB AT THE END OF THE DAY. THE END OF THE DAY. IT WOULD ALMOST BE BETTER IF YOU IT WOULD ALMOST BE BETTER IF YOU JUST PROVED TO EVERYONE RATHER JUST PROVED TO EVERYONE RATHER THAN TALKING. THAN TALKING. TALKING IS EASY. TALKING IS EASY.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT ANOTHER>>LET’S TALK ABOUT ANOTHER PROJECT YOU’RE DOING, AND I LOVE PROJECT YOU’RE DOING, AND I LOVE THIS. THIS. YOU’RE TEACHING A MASTER CLASS YOU’RE TEACHING A MASTER CLASS IN GYMNASTICS, WHICH IS GREAT. IN GYMNASTICS, WHICH IS GREAT.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>MY SOMERSAULT REALLY NEEDS>>MY SOMERSAULT REALLY NEEDS SOME WORK. SOME WORK. WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR, AND WHAT WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR, AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? ARE YOU GOING TO DO?>>YES.>>YES. SO THE CLASS IS FOR ALL AGES. SO THE CLASS IS FOR ALL AGES. IT GOES FROM BEGINNER TO IT GOES FROM BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED TO ALL INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED TO ALL THE WAY TO WHAT I’M DOING. THE WAY TO WHAT I’M DOING. WE’RE TEACHING THE FUNDAMENTALS WE’RE TEACHING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF GYMNASTICS ON ALL FOUR OF GYMNASTICS ON ALL FOUR EVENTS. EVENTS. IT WILL GO FROM BASICS TO SKILLS IT WILL GO FROM BASICS TO SKILLS AND DRILLS, AS WELL. AND DRILLS, AS WELL. IT IS REALLY EXCITING. IT IS REALLY EXCITING. I HOPE ALL AGES CAN TUNE IN AND I HOPE ALL AGES CAN TUNE IN AND SEE HOW IT GOES. SEE HOW IT GOES.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. ANOTHER THING I ALWAYS ASK YOU ANOTHER THING I ALWAYS ASK YOU IS WHAT YOU’RE DOING FOR FUN IN IS WHAT YOU’RE DOING FOR FUN IN YOUR LIFE. YOUR LIFE. HOW IS THAT CUTE BOYFRIEND? HOW IS THAT CUTE BOYFRIEND? WE SEE YOUR PICS ON INSTAGRAM. WE SEE YOUR PICS ON INSTAGRAM. EVERYTHING GOOD? EVERYTHING GOOD?>>OH, THANK YOU.>>OH, THANK YOU. YES, HE’S GREAT. YES, HE’S GREAT. I LOVE HIM. I LOVE HIM.>>WELL, YOUR SMILE LIGHTS UP>>WELL, YOUR SMILE LIGHTS UP THE WORLD, SIMONE. THE WORLD, SIMONE. YOU MAKE US TALK ABOUT YOU MAKE US TALK ABOUT GYMNASTICS ALL YEAR LONG, EVEN GYMNASTICS ALL YEAR LONG, EVEN WHEN IT IS NOT AN OLYMPICS YEAR, WHEN IT IS NOT AN OLYMPICS YEAR, BECAUSE YOU’RE SO GOOD AND YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE SO GOOD AND YOU MAKE US PROUD.

31 Replies to “Simone Biles On USA Gymnastics’ Vow To Change: ‘Talking Is Easy’ | TODAY”

  1. Simone, if you ever retire… just do gymnastics as a recreational sport… as your daily workout. Even with even 2 hours of training a day.. you could even be a event specialist after you retire.. and still win gold medals.

  2. Simone is a total sell out. She refuses to stand up against the very organization that molested her. What signal is she actually sending. Oh, I was sexually molested by the USAG but that is okay because the USAG is going to make me a millionaire. So, it is okay I was molested by the USAG. The USAG are really nice people just wanting to make me rich and famous. So it's okay I was molested by them. And it's okay my fame is not for my gymnastics skills, but rather for being molested.

  3. American Hero. 👏👏👏 She is a role model who has broken records despite a corrupt and abusive USAG organization!

  4. absolutely nothing will change. USA Gymnastics is a power apparatus that exists by exploiting naive young girls , and will continue to do so. Because for every gymnast that decides to quit , there's another one eager to take her place.

  5. She’s not actually the most decorated Olympian for Olympic medals for the USA. I believe that is Shannon Miller at 7. Now after Tokyo she may claim that one too. She has more gold than Shannon. 😉

  6. You’re wrong #simonebiles I watch gymnastics all year long!! I watch @ncaa women’s gymnastics and elite. You and all you women athletes are amazing and well worth watching all year long!

  7. i love simone so much, the way that’s she’s just so humble when they talk about what she’s accomplished and that’s smile she has, goat fr!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  8. God is blessing you, Simone. You are doing something beautiful that no human being has ever done. God gave you the ability and the grace to accomplish this. God is so good!

  9. I love Simone!! But I still dislike Savannah Guthrie. Ughhhhh!! But, it's always worth it to watch Simone. ♥️♥️♥️

  10. "It would almost be better if you just prove yourself because talking is easy". BOOM!!!
    Simone Biles is wise beyond her years. I adore Simone Biles. She is so mature, graceful, humble, and wise. Young girls today are soooo lucky to have this new generation for them to witness. This new generation of women is powerful and Simone is among the leaders of this new era.

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