Before the Olympics, Simone Biles used to like being blind and find beauty in it. She used to love not knowing what she didn't know.

It was eight years in the past. When she was still a teen, that is. Still a little "ditzy."

The evidence can be seen not just on Biles' marriage license and driver's license, but also in her ability to look beyond herself at the age of 27

Biles' triumph was decided by a walk rather than a twist, spin, or leap.

It started early when Biles saw her friend and 2020 Olympic champion Sunisa Lee twist clumsily in the air during her vault and land on her back, her face displaying a mixture of panic and amazement