By Jon Wiederhorn
A new Nike commercial features two American sweethearts, Beyoncé and Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles. The ad depicts Biles training for competition and a voice-over from her mother Nellie. Beyoncé’s “Jealous” plays in the background.
In addition to showing Biles stretching, tumbling and navigating the uneven bars and balance beam, the video includes footage of her as a little girl doing backflips at home.
“When she was a little girl Simone was very hyperactive, always flipping around in the house and always non-stop energy. That’s just my Simone,” says her mom.
Following shots of Biles demonstrating incredible acts of athleticism, the ad concludes with Nellie saying, “When I see how dedicated she is, it humbles me. I always tell her, ‘Don’t forget to be the best, Simone. Just be the best.'”
So far, the 19-year-old has won a team gold medal and a gold medal for the individual all-round competition. Widely considered to be the greatest contemporary gymnast in the world, she could win three more gold medals — in beam, vault and floor — before the end of the 2016 Olympics.
“I’m not a celebrity. I’m just Simone Biles, but it’s amazing to be recognized for all of this success for myself and for team USA,” she told CNN. “I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps, I’m the first Simone Biles.”
Watch the Simone Biles’ Nike ad below.
(@Nike) August 11, 2016