Simone Biles Shares Sweet Throwback Photo with Laurie Hernandez Ahead of Balance Beam Tumble: 'Crazy How Things Happen'
"Funny thing is back then we never thought we would be competing at the Olympics," Biles captioned the photo
Just hours before facing off with teammate and fellow gold medalist Laurie Hernandez in the balance beam event, Simone Biles shared a sweet throwback photo of the pair from a time when the Olympics were just a dream.
“Funny thing is back then we never thought we would be competing at the Olympics,” the 19-year-old captioned the photo. “Crazy how things happen, so excited to be competing in Beam Finals today with this girl love you so much! DREAM BIG GIRLIES”
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Biles earned a bronze medal in the event after taking a tumble on the balance beam, while Hernandez scored a silver behind Sanne Wevers from the Netherlands who earned gold.
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“I’m proud of you,” Biles told Hernandez after her impressive routine.
Biles still has another shot at earning her fourth gold of the Rio Games during the women’s floor exercise final on Tuesday.