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This Week In Black History: Simone Biles

Simone Biles is the newly well-known gymnast for the United States of America “Final Five”. She is a three-time world all-around champion and three-time world floor champion.

Simone Biles was born in Columbus, Ohio March 14, 1997 and was raised in Houston, Texas. She is known for her shortness, high spirited and loving self. She is also known for how well she just accomplished for the United States during the Spring 2016 Olympics.

Many people know her as the female who took Gabby Douglas’ sport, however, it just happens to be competition. Ms. Biles is 19-years-old and has been on the national team since 2012.  She is also known for her gold medal achievement in the past 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

 Simone Biles won her gold medals for the individual all-around, vault, floor exercise and the team all-around. Her teammates in her team all-around are as followed: Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Alexandra Raisman.

 In total, Simone Biles has 21 medals that represent the United States of America and within those 21 medals, 16 of them are gold. Simone Biles has taken over the record for the gymnast with the most medals from Shannon Miller who had this record since 1996.

Many people know Simone Biles for her floor exercise and her well-known gymnast move, the double layout half out. Biles and teammate Gabby Douglas are the females for the United States to win the individual all-around and team gold for the same Olympic games.


 During the past Summer Olympics, Biles was the first American female flag bearer for the United States of America. Many cannot wait to see wait Simone has in store for us during the next Summer Olympics in 2020.

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