How Gymnast Simone Biles Went From Abandoned Child to the Olympics

Jun 28, 2016 at 3:57 pm |

Simone went from obscurity to going for the gold.

Simone Biles is a bubbly, four-foot-eight-inch, 19-year-old woman who is headed to Rio de Janeiro this summer to compete in gymnastics for the U.S. She’s already the winner of four national titles, so her fans and followers believe that she can achieve the top athletic award in the world with no sweat. But it’s not just Simone’s amazing gymnastic abilities that people look up to her for, it’s her rise from a broken home that could have easily led her down a dark, obscure path that is truly inspiring.

If she doesn’t get injured Simone will be the top contender of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Simone Biles does a leap

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Simone Biles may be on the top of the gymnastics world, but she came from a bad place.

Simone's journey is unbelievable!