Ever since I interviewed Simone Biles a few weeks ago, everyone’s first question to me regarding how it went is the same: “How short is she really?”

The factual answer is 4’8,” per the Team USA website, but I usually reply in earnest that she is actually not as small as I expected. She came up to my shoulders, and it didn’t feel like standing next to someone a full foot shorter than me — even at her family’s massive gym, the World Champions Centre in Spring, where I chatted with Biles…

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Seven minutes with Houston's Simone Biles