Simone Biles has become a synonym of girl power today. This amazing little (yes, only 4-foot-9) wonder has shown the world that nothing is impossible! Her courageous flight from a tragic childhood to an unimaginable stardom today is inspiring countless people from all over the world.
Here’s the most incredible story of Simone Biles – the girl with all the moves.
1. The wow-worthy intro of our little star – Simone Biles!
A 19-years old star gymnast of team America, Simone Biles is the most decorated gold medalist in the history of world championship gymnastics.
•The first female gymnast to who scores all-around titles (four consecutive times) in the US national championships, since 1974.
•The first women ever to ace the all-around championships for three years continuously!
•The girl who’s scored FOURTEEN!!! medals in world championships in total!
• The first American woman to have won these many medals ever!
•The lady who’s (hopefully) going to become the world’s best soon (our wishes are with her!)
Simone Biles is all of this and so much more!
(Oh, don’t feel all impressed just yet, there’s a whole lot more to come!)
2. The difficult days of childhood and the most heart-melting rescue – Simone Biles starts a new life!
She was born to parents suffering from drug addiction. Her father had abandoned her mother; who never really took care of the children. Simone and her siblings had to shuffle back and forth in foster care for some hard times before their maternal grandparents took them in.
‘At the time, the sisters called Ron and Nellie “Grandpa” and “Grandma”, but one day Nellie sat Simone and Adria for a talk. She said ‘ It’s up to you guys if you want to, you can call us Mom and Dad.’
Simone remembers the day – ‘I went upstairs and tried practicing in the mirror – ‘Mom, Dad, Mom, Dad.’ Then I went downstairs, and she was in the kitchen. I looked up at her and I was like, ‘Mom?’ She said, ‘Yes!’
(Aww…! Isn’t this the most heart-stirring moment ever or what!)
3. Simone Biles – a girl born with the gift of a talent like no other!
Little Simone was a true gymnast in the making. Teaching herself to flip and bend from the mailbox to copying others at daycare, she could feel the gymnastic pull! And so her new, loving parents got Simone into her very first gymnastic class at a very young age.
4. The most beautiful relationship that’s going to change the world of gymnastics one day – Simone Biles and coach Aimee Boorman!
Within a year at her first gymnastics class, Simone was spotted by Aimee Boorman, who has been a competitive gymnast herself. And from there began the journey that has changed her world completely!
Wouldn’t you wanna know what our girl Simone Biles feels about this one of a kind relationship?
(Get ready to sigh that ‘Aw…’, love!)
Biles says- ‘It was a learning process together. So I think that’s what helped us both because we were kind of both clueless about it. So we were just learning together.’
Expressing the amazing feelings of her heart, she adds –
‘I always say she’s like the second mom to me because she’s been there since I was like 8 years old, and so that’s 10 years that she’s always been by my side.’
‘I’m very fortunate to have a coach that I got to stay with all the time. Every year the bond gets stronger and better and we understand each other more. And it’s like she can tell if I walk into the gym what kind of mood I’m in, what she has to fix for the practice I need or how I’m feeling. So it’s really nice to have someone that can just like read me just right off the bat when I walk in the gym.’
(Oh my God!!! I just can’t help rooting for these pretty ladies, what about you?!)
5. A moment of setback that made Simone Biles a different person entirely – the fall at the 2013 Secret U.S. Classics!
This was the moment when Simone grew week in her knees. Hurt from the fall in the performances and unclear in the heart, she gave it her all to come around even stronger!
Biles describes how she felt that difficult moment – ‘It was just going downhill from there’, ‘and I just thought that it was the end of the world. Nothing was really going right and we couldn’t figure out why. I guess I just wasn’t in a very good mental place. Then after I went to see a sports psychologist and he helped me a lot.’
6. The breakthrough that has made all the difference in Simone Biles life – the new star of gymnastics shines!
The P&G Championships saw Simone Biles as a new gymnast entirely! And competing flawlessly against the 2012 Olympian – Kyla Ross, the 16-years star stole all hearts (to keep!)
7. Stepping out as the American start in the world – Simone Biles and the 4 medals story!
She says, ‘One of my proudest moments was probably 2013 Worlds’, ‘because I proved to myself that I could do things that I didn’t think I could. I guess I really didn’t believe everyone when they told me how good I was, and so for me to go out there and I kind of started to believe it… I proved to myself that I do have the confidence to go out there and hit it like I do in practice.’
8. All the wonders she’s worked – Simone Biles‘s bright victory list of achievements!
She enjoys a matchless love and reputation in America and has not left any stone unturned to be the world’s favorite!
She has won EVERY single competition she has stepped in after the P&G Championships 2013!
9. The best of Simone Biles – moves that even defy physics!
I know sometimes words are just not enough, right? Well, here’s something to kick that loud ‘WOW’ out (you know you want to say it – just say it, ha!)
She doesn’t just perform, darling, Simone Biles is one thunderbolt who has her own signature move – the Biles!!!
She is proudly the first ever female to perform two layouts and a twist mid-air. Which, trust me, requires enormous strength and precision.
Simply incredible Simone!
10. Simone Biles outside the gym- the girl with dreams, family, and a crazy spirit like no other!
Oh, she’s just a regular crazy and amazingly awesome girl when not in the gym. She loves her close-knit family!
Here’s Simone’s family portrait in her own heart-warming words –
‘My dad is the man of the house, he’s all sports and stuff’, ‘And then there’s my mom, but she tells everyone what to do. She’s the cooker of the house. They all just hold us all together. My sister’s just the crazy one, funny one of the family I guess, and then there’s me, just the athletic one, just crazy Simone.’
And has a huge crush on….guess who!!! (ZAC EFFRON!!!)
Here’s the second best thing that happened to Simone in Rio (SO, jealous of you, honey!)
And then comes this.
Simone Biles is definitely one special girl – More power to you, cheers!