Sports history in Black: Simone Biles becomes most decorated gymnast

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

Have you ever seen something amazing happen that is so captivating it takes away your breath? 

Well, world class gymnast Simone Biles has completed feats others can only hope to accomplish in competitions. She has flipped, tumbled and turned her way into the hearts of many who have seen her in action. 

President Joe Biden presents the Medal of Freedom to gymnast Simon Biles, Thursday, July 7, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. Photo credit: Simone Biles, Adam Schultz
President Joe Biden presents the Medal of Freedom to gymnast Simon Biles, Thursday, July 7, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. Photo credit: Simone Biles, Adam Schultz

And on October 13, 2019, the world got to see her become the most decorated gymnast in history, winning her 25th medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, a record previously held by Vitaly Scherbo.

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