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Simone Biles’ Mom Reacts to Her Flawless Vault Performance! See the Viral Video of Her Response

Nellie Biles has been supporting Simone since she started gymnastics at age six

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Olympic and newly minted nine-time U.S. Champion Simone Biles has dominated gymnastics for years, and cheering her on from the crown is – and has always been – her mom, Nellie Biles. Gymnastics fans have been treated to Simone’s impressive skills heading into the Olympic trials, watching as she won the all-around title at the U.S. competition in early June. As she performed a flawless vault, her mom was in the audience watching, caught on camera in an emotional way. Keep scrolling to see the viral video, learn about Nellie, and more.  

Nellie Biles’ viral video reaction to Simone Biles’ vault 

Simone competed in the U.S. World Championships on June 1 and 2 in Fort Worth, Texas, and was ready to secure a win. Videos of her vault routine circulated on social media thanks to her flawless execution, and her mom’s reaction wasn’t one to miss.

Simone effortlessly stuck the landing after flipping over the vault, leaving Nellie in tears. The viral video, which was posted to X (formerly Twitter), was flooded with supportive comments about Simone’s performance and her mom’s sweet reaction, with one fan writing, “When you make mom smile like that, you’ve already won gold.” 

Check out the clip below

Simone Biles won her 9th all-around U.S. Championship title 

Simone won her ninth U.S. Championships, setting yet another record, and with it secured herself a spot in the Olympic Trials thanks to her top spot finishes in all four gymnastics events – beam, floor, vault and uneven bars. 

Simone’s Olympic Trial performance will take place from June 27 to June 30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and fans are ready for more show-stopping routines. Hopefully, we’ll also be blessed with more Mama Biles content at future events!

Who is Nellie Biles?

Simone Biles' Mom and Simone Biles together
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Nellie is definitely one of the gymnast’s biggest fans. She and her husband, Ronald Biles, adopted Simone and her younger sister, Adria, when she was six years old, and they’ve only missed one competition throughout her entire career. 


Not only does Nellie come to every event, but she and Ronald are also the owners of World Champion Center, the gym where Simone trained with her longtime coach in preparation for multiple Olympic Games. 

Simone often mentions her parents’ support in Instagram posts and interviews and credits them with helping her get to where she is today. 

What has Nellie Biles said about Simone Biles’ gymnastics career? 

Nellie has been supportive of her daughter’s career for many years. The 27-year-old started the sport at age six and, “It was history from there,” Nellie told PEOPLE in 2016. “She never missed a practice. Even if she was sick, I would tell her she should stay home, and she would say ‘No, I have to go to practice!'”

In an Instagram post from May 19, Nellie shared a picture of Simone after she’d just won the champion title for the all-around floor at the Core Hydration classic with the caption, “SOOO Proud of you Simone.” 

While she posts about Simone frequently, Nellie also ensures her daughter knows where she’ll be at events and competitions. “She always knows where we are sitting, it doesn’t matter the arena. If she’s in a competition, she’ll look and I’ll wave and we make a connection,” Nellie told PEOPLE before the Tokyo Games in 2021.


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