Simone Biles is keeping the Olympics close to her heart post-Tokyo. After the Games closed on August 8, the pro gymnast sported an understated necklace featuring the Olympic rings on Instagram. Clearly, the competition (and her bronze medal) aren’t far from her mind, but the accessory is even more meaningful once you know who Simone shares it with.
Back in June, Simone gifted her friend and fellow Team USA member Jordan Chiles with a matching necklace. Jordan said Simone was “waiting a while” to give her the rings necklace, and finally found the perfect opportunity after trials in St. Louis. This thoughtful present is just one way Simone and Jordan have solidified their powerful bond. “Having [Simone] by my side 24/7 and giving me encouraging words every day definitely helped, and it was very motivational,” Jordan told The Today Show before Tokyo. “Very happy to have someone like her.”
Even though the Summer Games are over, Simone and Jordan still have their twin necklaces to remember the journey and the friendship they built along the way. Shop similar necklace styles for yourself, ahead.
Originally posted 2021-08-14 19:01:16.