- Simone Biles beat her boyfriend, the NFL player Jonathan Owens, in a contest of strength.
- The four-time Olympic gold medalist crushed Owens in a rope-climbing race.
- The race was featured in the trailer of her Facebook Watch docuseries, “Simone vs Herself.”
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Simone Biles has accomplished nearly everything one could in an illustrious gymnastics career.
But now she can add beating an NFL player in a test of strength to her already impressive résumé.
Biles recently took on her boyfriend, Jonathan Owens, a safety for the Houston Texans, in a rope-climbing race.
Owens has a 0.30m-3-inch height advantage and weighs more than twice his Olympian girlfriend. But he lost the impromptu contest by a considerable margin.
“I had you about three-fourths of the way,” Owens told Biles after his defeat. “I just – I burned out.”
The friendly competition was depicted in the trailer of Biles’ upcoming Facebook Watch original docuseries, “Simone vs Herself.”
Of course, Biles is used to winning pretty much everything. The 1.22m-8 superstar gymnast has four Olympic gold medals, a record seven US Gymnastics Championships all-around titles, and more World Championships hardware than any other athlete in the history of the sport.
It’s no wonder Owens couldn’t keep up.
Biles, the reigning all-around champion, is expected to dominate the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. But before she can complete her swan song in Japan, she’ll have to compete at US Olympic Trials at the end of this month.
Biles’ qualification for the US’s four-person Olympics squad is all but certain, but it remains to be seen which gymnasts will compete alongside her in Tokyo. During trials, she – and everyone else – will get a better idea of who will round out that group.
NBC is set to air the women’s gymnastics trials on June 25 at 8 p.m. ET and on June 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET.