USA gymnast Simone Biles to Instagram troll: 'My year off is well deserved'

By Alex Butler
USA gymnast Simone Biles to Instagram troll: 'My year off is well deserved'
Simone Biles of the United States stands on the floor after winning the gold medal in the floor exercise at the Olympic Arena of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

July 10 (UPI) -- Simone Biles is one of the best gymnasts of all time, but her clapback game on social media is also world class. She recently fired back at an Instagram troll.

Biles, 20, has had a busy break since winning five medals last summer at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


She placed fourth on Dancing with the Stars, penned a bestselling book and recently practiced her basketball skills with a member of the Harlem Globetrotters.

She has also been traveling the world.

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On Sunday, Biles posted a photo of herself on Instagram with the caption: "Resting beach face." She vacationed last week in Hawaii with her family.

She was wearing a bathing suit and holding a floral-cupped beverage in the shot.


The photo has thousands of comments and more than 118,000 likes. But not all of the feedback was positive.

"Seems like u have partied non stop for a year #trash #unfollow #suckyrolemodel," one user wrote.

But Biles didn't ignore the hate. She fired back.

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"Talk to me when you train for 14 years and earn 5 Olympic medals," Biles said. "I think kids would say otherwise. My year off is well deserved! Take a couple seats."

resting beach face 🐚

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Biles also referenced the post on Twitter, writing: "Comments like this have me shook. I really wanted to blur her name out so she doesn't get attention. but it is what it is...#BLOCK."


She screenshotted the exchange on the Twitter post, which has more than 38,000 likes and 6,200 retweets.

Biles has more than 5.4 million combined followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The banner on Biles' Twitter profile reads: "She's a Queen with a little bit of savage."

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