How Gymnast Simone Biles Became the Number 1 Choice to Win the Olympics

You probably know the names Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman (if not, have you been living under a rock?). But have you heard of Simone Biles? Because you’re about to be obsessed with her.

At just 19 years old, Simone is already being called “the one to beat” at the upcoming olympics in Rio. Not to mention Simone has already become an inspiration to fellow girls for her body positivity as well. She describes her body as “stockier” than the other gymnasts (although all we see is muscle, girl!), but she’s learned to use her body to her advantage.

“I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it. To go out there and prove what I can do has taught me a lot about who I am. We can push ourselves further. We always have more to give,” she told Teen Vogue.

Simone doesn’t even the racist comments from the last olympics phase her (Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito will always be remember for saying, “Next time we should also paint our skin black, so we can win too.”)

“I guess I just have really tough skin,” she said.

We are so in love with Simone’s attitude, not to mention her unmistakeable talents — have you seen the air she gets on those jumps? We can’t wait to see what she has in store for the olympics!

 

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