The most dominant gymnast in the world right now, Simone Biles has already gotten into the habit of making history.
A few months ago, the 18-year-old from the Houston area became the first woman to win three-straight world all-around titles, and she also won the floor exercise and the beam to raise her career gold medal tally to 10 — more than any other woman or American has won at Worlds.
Her bubbly personality, which is on display as she cheers enthusiastically for her teammates and competitors, belies the competitive drive that has pushed Biles to achieve so much in her three years as a senior-level gymnast.
In Rio, she has a chance to become the first American woman to win all-around titles at both the Olympics and Worlds, a feat she seems likely to accomplish.
Biles was raised by her grandparents, Nellie and Ronald Biles, after Ronald’s daughter, who was battling drug addiction, was unable to care for her. Nellie and Ronald adopted Biles and her sister, Adria.
To Biles, Nellie and Ronald are just “Mom and Dad."
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