There’s no doubt that the “Fighting Four” from Team USA gymnastics bonded together like never before during their time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After getting through the unrivaled pressure of the Olympic games, the athletes are now celebrating their accomplishments as a team.
The four-member team includes Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles, Suni Lee, and Grace McCallum. They all delivered an impressive performance under unexpected circumstances while forming lasting friendships.
For most Olympians, after the Games, they will mark their experience with tattoos of the Olympic rings. In 2016, Biles got the tattoo on her forearm after winning five medals in Rio.
As for Chiles and McCallum, it appears like they too will getting some new ink in honor of competing at the highest level.
“I think all of us. All of us. Yeah, I think we are all. Except for Simone, because she already has one. I already know where I’m getting mine,” Chiles said in an interview, pointing to her inner elbow.
“I don’t think we’re going to get it together because we all live in different states. But we’re all talking about getting it after and what place we’d get it or different areas,” added McCallum. “I was wanting to get it like here where Simone has it.”
Beyond tattoos, Chiles and McCallum named their teammate Suni Lee as the most likely to become a TikTok sensation. She went viral after posting videos of her celebrating her all-around win with pizza and a dance party in her hotel room.
Team USA Gymnasts Set to Celebrate Olympics With Tattoos and Their Favorite Comfort Foods
“I feel like that’s just her personality,” McCallum says of her teammate. “She has the right personality to be famous.” Chiles agreed, adding, “Yeah, it’s just her. She fits in perfectly.”
Additionally, the athletes also can’t wait to be back with their loved ones and favorite comfort foods, they say, especially after being in Japan and eating items they aren’t accustomed to.
While Lee plans to hit up Chick-fil-A when she returns home from the Olympics, Chiles has “been craving” her favorite Uncle Julio’s location in Texas. “This is a Mexican restaurant that I’ve been craving this whole entire trip,” she said. “I really, really want it because their chips and salsa are so good.” For McCallum, she misses “normal food that I eat at home.”
Undoubtedly their Olympic experience will be one that they will never forget. Being so many miles from home without their families due to the pandemic left the ladies to lean on each other for support.
According to Chiles and McCallum, Biles was the friend to help bring everyone together. “She’s just like the group leader,” McCallum said. “She just guides us through everything.”
“She knows everything. She’s still able to bring us all together and be like, ‘So guys, so we’re going to do this, and then we’re going to do that. And then, I think this would be a great idea,'” Chiles added.