Growing Up, Simone was invested into gymnastics. She even went homeschooled to pursue her dream of becoming an olympian.
Becoming An Olympian
In the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Simone Biles won the All Around In Gymnastics. She is Only the 2nd Black American to win. Simone, defeated Gabby Douglas who was the first to win the title.
Biles was the shortest of all other Olympians, being only 4'8. Before, joining the american gymnastics team, Biles had already committed to do gymnastics at UCLA, but did not attend due to training.
1. 2nd Black American to win All Around 2. Over 20 medals won 3. Beat the previous winner of the all around title, Gabby Douglas
Reason for Being in Black History
Simone won the worldwide competition for the United States of America. She has beaten people who won before her. She works very hard. She speaks out for self esteem and for young girls all around the world. She teaches people that you can defy the odds.