Watch Simone Biles star in Jake Miller music video

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Simone Biles‘ latest post-Rio appearance comes in a music video.

As has been teased on social media, Biles co-starred in singer Jake Miller‘s video for “Overnight” that was published Tuesday morning.

Miller said he was nervous during filming because Biles’ mom was on set watching, according to People.

“I wanted to make sure she didn’t feel awkward,” Miller said, according to the report. “I kept asking her if she’s OK with all of the close shots between me and Simone. At one point I messed with her and said, ‘OK cool the makeout scene is next.’ Her mom is just as cool as she is!”

Biles, who bagged four golds in Rio, is not the first Olympic champion gymnast to appear in a music video.

Dominique Dawes famously was in a Prince video after being part of the Magnificent Seven at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Dawes reflected on meeting the artist shortly after Prince’s death on April 21.

As for Biles, she’s continuing on a USA Gymnastics post-Olympic tour that wraps up Nov. 13.

Biles said she planned to take at least one year off from competition after the Rio Olympics and doesn’t expect her return to be at the P&G Championships next August.

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After accident, Olympian Jamie Nieto walks at his wedding

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After two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto suffered a spinal cord injury while attempting a standing back flip in April 2016, he decided to set a goal for himself. Nietro was determined to walk down the aisle at his own wedding.

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Nieto walked to the altar in front of everyone gathered at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in east San Diego – something his doctors said might not be possible.

Nieto, with some assistance, entered the church where he then married his bride, Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart, exactly how he set out to – on his feet.

Images courtesy of Ramon Galindo/NBC San Diego

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Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocates shoulder in Poland (video)

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Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocated her shoulder during the semifinals of a beach volleyball tournament in Poland and forfeited the bronze medal match.

Walsh Jennings and new partner Nicole Branagh were tied in the third set of their match against Canada on Saturday when Walsh Jennings dove for the ball with her right arm and twisted her hand in the sand. After a four-minute delay, Canada went on to win the third set 16-14 and advance to the gold medal match.

“I just went for a short dig and the surface in Europe is so shallow and so hard and there’s no give for our bodies,” Walsh Jennings explained after the match in an interview with her shoulder wrapped in ice.

Walsh Jennings had surgery on the same shoulder during the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she and April Ross won the bronze medal. Walsh Jennings won three gold medals with Misty May Treanor.

Walsh Jennings said she is looking forward to returning to the FIVB World Tour in Vienna in one week.

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