Simone’s Undefeated ESPN cover story

At this point in time Simone thinks she’ll retire after the Tokyo Olympics.

Read the interview in Undefeated:

Most dominant athlete of 2018: Simone Biles

This was the year that the greatest gymnast of all time showed that not a damn thing will ever stand in her way

Gymnast Simone Biles
CREDIT: Danielle Levitt for ESPN
Hair by Janay Lewis
Makeup by Devin Harvey
Wardrobe Styling by Jennifer Bigham
Prop Styling by Leigh Gill
Madame T scarf by Pleats Please by Issey Miyake Asymmetrical star stud earrings by Sheryl Lowe
Faux Fur Jacket by Topshop

interview with Artur Dalaloyan

2018 World Champion.

Q: I heard that you had discipline issues when you were 13. What was the worst thing you did?

A: I had a party in my room at the training center, I invited not only the men’s team but also the girls. …

Q: Can your team now fight for a lot of gold medals at the Olympic Games?

A: Yes. Our team has definitely upped the level, we achieved a very good result. But I think that the most important thing is to get through this preparation, this year and a half until the Olympics without accumulating injuries. …

Q: Have you ever been very nervous during a competition?

A: I used to be very nervous and shaking at every competition.

Q: When did it stop, after what competition?

A: I think it depends more not on the competitions you had but on age and experience. …

Q: You have an interesting combination of cities in your personal life. You were born in Moldavia, you have Armenian heritage and now you live in Moscow. Where do you spend most time now?

A: I’ve been living in Moscow since I was six years old. My father is Armenian. By the way, I’ve never been to Armenia. Father left us when I was about 9 or 10 years old, since then I haven’t seen him, we’re not in touch at all.


Simone is ESPN’s Most Dominant Athlete 2018

And water is wet. 🙂

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Read the top 20 list. (Kipchoge, Jutanugarn, Ledecky, LeBron and other also rans.)

UCLA atop 2019 NCAA Preseason Poll

1. UCLA (1,961 points) (20 first place votes)
2. Oklahoma (1,959 points) (25 first place votes)
3. Florida (1,946 points) (9 first place votes)
4. LSU (1,891 points) (2 first place votes)
5. Utah (1,783 points)
6. Alabama (1,672 points)
7. Georgia (1,585 points) (1 first place vote)
8. California (1,526 points)
9. Michigan (1,517 points)
10. Kentucky (1,481 points)
11. Nebraska (1,361 points)
12. Arkansas (1,341 points)

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