Simone Biles has often proven how much Black Girl Magic she possesses, and she did so again Tuesday when she led the U.S. Gymnastics team to a gold medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar, SELF Magazine reports.
The Olympic multi-medalist tweeted pictures from the hospital ahead of the winning performance. She was diagnosed with a kidney stone and forced to visit the emergency room only 24 hours before the championships began.
nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships
this kidney stone can wait…. ???????? doing it for my team! ❤️ I’ll be gucci girls ! pic.twitter.com/rKkvuEQrKc
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 26, 2018
I actually have not had it removed yet, just got the diagnosis and information about it. We will deal with it after world championships! fingers crossed it stays okay!!! https://t.co/4H0y8sysGa
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 28, 2018
"This kidney stone can wait … doing it for my team!" Biles tweeted with a couple of reassuring emojis.
She wasn't kidding, either. According to The Mercury News, the U.S. team scored a 171.629 to win their fourth straight world title. Russia copped the silver medal with a score of 162.863, and China received the bronze with 162.396 points.
Not only did the team nab a gold for their country, but according to USA Today, Biles had a superior individual showing, qualifying for every final at the competition. She earned the highest scores on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise.
Simone Biles: 1; Kidney Stone: 0
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