Blazing hot stuff! when a woman of color rocks four gold medals in Rio Olympic gymnastics

United States' Simone Biles performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Her name is Simon Biles of USA. Her mother who was a drug and alcohol addict was unable to take care of Biles and her younger sister Adrian. Her maternal grandfather, Ron, and his second wife Nellie, stepped in and brought them up.

Simon Biles trip to Rio began with her  day care trip to a local gym. she saw older girls flipping and twisting and started copying them,She began her training, and a year later her talent caught the eye of Aimee Boorman. An international Gymnast was born.

Years on into her career she experienced her fair share of catastrophic performances , Classic falls and mistakes that left her so mentally rattled that she had to see a sports psychologist.

She got back in her game, and went ahead to be a world champion with a cool signature move:  two back flips followed by a half twist in a laid out, or straight, body position.

Before Rio she had achieved the following

  • Fourteen total world championship medals
  • The first female gymnast since 1974 to win four consecutive all-around titles at the U.S. national championships,
  • The first woman ever to be the all-around world champion three years in a row.

And now in Rio, she has 4 gold medal and maybe on her way to the 5th one. she does it all without being too serious , Biles laughs,  smiles and jokes on the competition floor—even finding time to send winks to the audience during her floor routine. for more on this story see here,

Keep flipping babe, Black Girls Rock.


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