Ballwin Olympic Diver Tyler Downs uses TikTok to reach Simone Biles

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TOKYO – Even other Olympians are obsessing over the high-flying Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles.

Ballwin native and Olympic diver Tyler Downs edited the popular TikTok trend, “Don’t talk to me” to “talk to me” in reference to seeing Biles.

@tylerdownss

heyy girl we are teammates 🤣

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The video 17-year-old Downs posted shows him doing the TikTok trend dance, but adding in a wave. The video has words on it that read, “when you see simone biles at the olympics.”

His TikTok caption reads “heyy girl we are teammates 🤣.”

The popular “Don’t Talk to Me” trend comes from a sample of a Playboi Carti song.

USA Gymnastics came in second on Sunday in the qualifying competition. Russia, ROC, was ahead of them.

“This was not the finals,” U.S. high-performance director Tom Forster said. “This was getting into the finals. So this might be a great awakening for us and we’ll take advantage of it.”

China, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Italy and host Japan also advanced to Tuesday night’s final.

Downs competes in the Men’s 3-meter Springboard competition on Tuesday, August 3.

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