Amanda Gorman Performed an Original Poem About Simone Biles

Gorman presented Biles with the Original Award at the InStyle Awards.

Amanda Gorman has graced us with yet another stunning poem.

On Monday night, Gorman presented Simone Biles with the Original Award at the 2021 InStyle Awards, and shared an original poem she penned in honor of the Olympic athlete.

"Since she's getting the 'Original' award, I thought the best way to honor her would be through an original poem," Gorman said, before reciting her piece, titled "The Greatest."

"I am here to celebrate the symbol that is Simone, most well-known for being the most accomplished gymnast of our time," the piece began. "But it is time we see Simone as far more than her 32 medals. She is a champion because she never settles for less than the rebel she is."

Gorman also seemingly referenced Biles's decision to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics in her poem: "Simone has showed that power is listening to a voice that is your own, that greatness lies not in if we've won but if we've grown, and that if one woman speaks her truth, she is never alone."

In July, Biles pulled out of competition in order to focus on her mental health.

"We also have to focus on ourselves, because at the end of the day, we're human, too," Biles said at the time. "We have to protect our mind and our body, rather than just go out there and do what the world wants us to do."

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While accepting her InStyle Award, Biles thanked Gorman and called her "inspiring," joking, "you made that look so easy, so if you want to give my acceptance speech, you can just read my paper."

"When I think about being an original, I think it's about staying true to yourself in all aspects of your life, whether it's your work life, your personal life, or your style," Biles said. "It's embracing the idea that you do you."

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