The Olympics are well underway and Simone Biles is a forced to be reckoned with in gymnastics. The young athlete has plundered the competition thus far and is expected to continue in the spirit of excellence.


Simone Biles first made her mark in gymnastics when she won all-around titles for three consecutive years. The young star is the only female gymnast to achieve such prominence and has set the record for the most gold medals won in the world championships for women’s gymnastics.

Biles’ incredible skill is turning heads and causing some to deem her the best gymnast of all time. “At this point in time, nobody can beat Simone Biles,” Nastia Liukin, 2008 Olympic champion, recently told media.

There is no doubt that a lot of hard work and dedication has gone into the making of the 19-year-old sensation. Simone began working towards her dreams of being a successful gymnast when she was in primary school and has not slacked off. “I can’t even tell you how hard we’ve been working in the gym every single day,” team captain Aly Raisman said of her team’s determination. “Our routines have been so consistent. We really have been a team from start to finish. We just have to keep that going.”

Team USA has dominated the women’s gymnastic competition thus far. The athletes have been so incredible that fellow team member Gabby Douglas was shut out from the upcoming All-Around meet after qualifying due to the Olympics’ “two per country” rule.

Simone Biles scored an amazing 62.366s during her recent meet, which puts her in place to win five gold medals during the Rio Olympics. Watch the young star in action below!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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