Making History

The Texan who keeps breaking records and pushing limits, 4-time Olympic gymnastic champion: Simone Biles, has done it yet again. Saturday, at the U.S. Classic in Indianapolis, Simone became the first woman to land a Yurchenko double pike vault.

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The G.O.A.T.

Biles entered the floor in her rhinestoned uniform with a small symbol on the back of her leotard. The symbol represented Simone to the fullest; it is something that she has proven time and time again and embodies her entire athletic being. There is a rhinestone design of a goat on Simone's leotard, representing Simone: the G.O.A.T. It's accurate, current, and a reminder to everyone that we are witnessing history. One of the commentators put it perfectly, "We talk about Simon like royalty because when you fly like that, your crown never comes loose."

Check out some of the fun facts about America's Favorite Texan Olympic Gymnast.

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    World Series Pitcher

    Simone threw the first pitch for the 2016 World Series games and did it in Biles style!

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    She is Adopted

    Her Texan grandparents adopted Simone after being neglected by her father and her mother, who struggled with drugs.

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    Making History!

    Simone made history in 2013 at her very first World Championships, Simone became the very first African-American to win the all-around gold medal! Then, just 2 years later in 2015, Simone made history yet again when she became the first woman to take home the gold medal for the third consecutive year at the World Championships.

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    She was Discovered in Daycare

    Simone was discovered was she was just a youngin'. During a field trip, while she was in daycare, she was discovered by a coach who suggested she take gymnastic classes, and that's where history began!