Simone Biles Rising doco tracks gymnast’s road to 2024 Olympics after mental health battle

"I know there are young girls out there who look to me for inspiration."

Simone Biles is headed straight for the 2024 Paris Olympics, and in her new Netflix docuseries Simone Biles Rising, punters get an inside look at the gymnast’s journey to the games.

After pulling out of the 2020 Toyko Olympics to nurture her mental health, all eyes have been on Biles as the next Summer Olympics approach.

In a statement about the upcoming four-episode documentary, the 27-year-old hopes her struggles “empower” other young women.

“I know there are young girls out there who look to me for inspiration and are faced with similar challenges,” she said.

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Simone Biles. Netflix.

“My hope is that this documentary helps to empower them to be true to who they are and never give up on their dreams. ‘Still I Rise’.”

Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about Simone Biles Rising.

Official synopsis

The world was shocked when gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from numerous events during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics — especially considering the fact that she was the clear front-runner for several gold medals.

However, at the same time, Biles was struggling with her mental health.

Rather than push herself to the brink, she decided to withdraw from the competition.

Four years later, Biles has unfinished business, and upcoming doc series Simone Biles Rising offers an intimate look at the story behind it all. 

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Biles. Netflix.

How and when can you watch Simone Biles Rising?

Part One of Simone Biles Rising will premiere on Netflix on July 17, ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics’ opening ceremony.

Who is in the cast?

Aside from the titular gymnast, Biles’ fellow Olympian Aly Raisman appears in Simone Biles Rising.

In addition, Biles’ family and husband, Jonathan Owens, star.

Is there a trailer?

On June 20, Netflix released the official trailer for the docuseries, which you can watch below.

Simone Biles Rising premieres on Netflix on July 17.

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