Simone Biles becomes a new African-American legend in gymnastics

The 21-year-old American Simone Biles is a new legend in gymnastics. Despite her young age, Biles has already become the absolute world champion for several many times, and besides that, she is the first African-American woman that managed to win such a high title in gymnastics.

Simone Biles is called the new Queen B, a robot, and Surya Bonaly in gymnastics because of the predominance of her physics over her femininity. A sports element that is beyond anyone’s control was named after her. A biopic about her uneasy path from a usual girl to the greatest gymnast of modern times in the United States is released in 2018.

Simone Biles is an Olympic champion, and she has repeatedly become the world champion. She performs the most complex, often dangerous elements, and leaves all her competitors far behind.  It is an interesting fact but her growth is only 142 cm and her weight is 47 kg.


It is known that Simone Biles had not a very good childhood. Simone’s mother suffered from alcohol and drug addiction, so the girl with her brothers and sisters until the age of 5 was raised in an orphanage until they were adopted by their own grandfather and his wife. Nevertheless, Simone is very fond of her family and claims that their support for her is extremely important.

At the age of six, Biles started doing gymnastics. Instead of sitting at the school desk, the girl was training at home, which allowed her to train up to 32 hours a week. This explains the sharp increase in results. Being only 14 years old she got into the junior team of the national team. Simone intended to enter the University of California but she postponed this event until the end of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. At the Olympics in London, an American did not get by age.