"Soaring to New Heights"
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Simone Biles: Overcoming adversity and pushing the limits of athleticism
Gymnast Simone Biles was raised by her grandparents, after her mother’s struggle with substance abuse problem left her in foster care. Her talent has made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, but it was her passion and determination that has helped her persevere and overcome numerous obstacles.
As a child, she was built very muscular and had to endure mocking and body-shaming by classmates. As a young African American girl in artistic gymnastics, she competed in a sport where black athletes were rare, and she often felt out of place. In recent years, she confirmed that the former USA Gymnastics physician had sexually assaulted her, and the US Gymnastics team had covered it up. Simone has faced her share of adversity. She has had her dark days, and her moments of despair. But she remained steady and positive in the midst of a media storm. She went into the arena and did her job. She took off, tumbling, spinning, and soaring her way into the record books.
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