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An American Hero: The Amazing Story of Simone Biles

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The incredible story of an American hero: Simone Biles , a 19-year-old gymnast for Team U.S.A., is already the most decorated gold medalist in world championship gymnastics history. In Rio, she is a favorite to bring home as many as five gold medals!

Biles is able to perform routines in a level that other gymnasts could only dream about. Some of her moves are so complex, that they were named after her.

But her life was not always so glamour. Simone was born on March 14, 1997, in Columbus, Ohio. Her birth mother, Shanon Biles, was unable to care for her or her other children due to her drug and alcohol addiction.

Shanon’s father and stepmother, Ronald and Nellie Biles, who had two nearly-adult sons, began temporarily caring for Shanon’s children in 2000, ans in 2003 the couple officially adopted the two youngest children, Simone and Adria.

Biles first tried gymnastics at six years old as part of a day-care field trip. She began training with coach Aimee Boorman at age 8. The rest is history:  Biles is the 2016 Olympic individual all-around champion ans also a three-time world all-around champion, three-time world floor champion, two-time world balance beam champion, four-time United States national all-around champion, and a member of the gold medal-winning American teams at the 2014, the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

What an amazing athlete and what an inspired story of American success!

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