"Red and black looks good on you"- Simone Biles reacts to coach Cecile Canqueteau being named co-head coach of University of Georgia

Day Nine - 2023 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Simone Biles reacts to her coach's new expeditions

Simone Biles recently reacted to the news of her coach, Cecile Conqueteau-Landi joining the University of Georgia gymnastics team after the conclusion of the Paris Olympics 2024. Landi and her husband Laurent Landi have been associated with Biles since 2017.

The four-time Olympic gold medalist Biles has had some successful years with the couple Cecile and Laurent including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she won a silver and a bronze medal. Moreover, the couple have also been head coaches at the World Champions Centre, a gymnastics training facility owned by Biles and her parents.

Cecile Lendi will co-head the Georgia GymDogs along with Ryan Roberts, her old mate from the World Olympic Gymnastic Academy in Texas. After she was appointed as the new coach, Landi thanked all the staff members of the University of Georgia for her appointment as the new head coach of the university. In a statement, she said:

"I am thrilled for the opportunity to be the new co-head coach of the GymDogs with Ryan. I am looking forward to work with team in the near future! I would like to thank Josh Brooks,Stephanie Ransom the entire UGAA staff for this opportunity."

Biles shared a congratulatory story on her Instagram handle, writing:

"Congratulations Cecile, I can't think of a more deserving person. Can't wait to see what the future holds for UGA Gymnastics. Y'all are in GREAT hands! Red and black looks good on you"
Simone Biles Instagram story
Simone Biles Instagram story

Olympic great Michael Johnson praises Simone Biles following her award win at the Laureus Awards 2024

Simone Biles
Simone Biles

Simone Biles has been one of the most decorated gymnasts in the history of America. With a tally that includes seven Olympic medals including four golds, Biles has scripted her name into the history books.

However, Biles' career is not just one of success but also one of sheer grit and determination the Ohio native has shown in times of agony and desperation. A classic example of this is the amazing performance she scripted at the 2023 Antwerp Artistic World Gymnastics Championships after coming back from a long hiatus due to mental stress. She clinched four gold medals and a silver medal at the championships.

As a tribute to this performance, Laureus honored Biles with the Laureus World Comeback of the Year. Following this, veteran athletes such as Nadia Comaneci and Michael Johnson have applauded the 27-year-old for her stance regarding mental stress and depression. Johnson, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, said to Olympics.com:

"I thought Simone Biles back in 2021 during the Olympics was just an amazing moment for sport, but also for people outside [of sport]. You saw people outside of sport, as well, start to realise that this is important. Mental health is important, and so having that conversation, I think, has been fantastic."

Biles will also be one of the top athletes to watch out for at the 2024 Paris Olympics, especially with the form she showed at the World Championships last year.

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