simonebiles

Black girls rock!

And they win gold medals! Simone Biles won four gold medals at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning, China. Simone is the first woman to win back to back world championships since Svetlana Khorkina of Russia in 2003.

Biles is a 17-year-old from Columbus, OH, and she made history with her gold-medal performances on the final day of competition on the balance beam and floor. She led Team USA to the gold medal in the team event and won the all-around competition. Her six career gold medals at the world championships are the most by a U.S. woman, surpassing the five by Shannon Miller in her career.

“It blows my mind,” Biles said of the new mark. “It’s an incredible honor and I’m so happy.”

“I just wanted to go out there and hit all my routines, it was a lot of fun,” Biles said. “I’m looking forward to the next world championships and hopefully the Olympics in 2016.”

Check out Simone’s awesomeness below (starts around the 24:00 minute mark). You won’t be able to stop beaming with pride.

 

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  • Dee

    This young lady is such a wonderfully talented gymnast!

    I was watching her floor routine on telly with my mum yesterday, and we were so excited to see her doing so very well.

    • Lillie

      I am so happy this was featured. I watched this with my sister and daughter and I was so ecstatic for her! It’s such an honor to see a black woman to be featured in this sport and for her to do so well and so eloquently.

  • She’s so awesome! Go ahead and represent!