Simon Biles, the little girl abandoned by her alcoholic parents at the tender age of two back in 1999, had to wait for just about one and a half decades to bring the world bow to her excellence. Left at the foster care without much of love and affection, Simon Arianne Biles was picked up by her grandfather Ron. With this history of the world gymnastics changed its course as under the care and patronage of her grandfather, Simon started showing her penchant for acrobatics and gymnastics.
She reasserted her place as the greatest of the game in the world after her jawdropping performance at the U.S Gymnastics Championship in Kansas City. Biles became the first woman in nearly 70 years to achieve six U.S. senior women’s all-around gymnastics titles – matching Clara Schroth Lomady, who won her sixth in 1952 and this makes her the best gymnast to have walked on earth for years.
Biles had a two-day all-around total of 118.500, nearly five points ahead of Sunisa Lee in second and almost eight points ahead of Grace McCallum in the third place. The 22-year-old took the top scores on floor, vault and balance beam and placed third on bars, bouncing back from a sloppy set Friday that left the greatest gymnast on the planet on fire and admitted perfectionist seething.
She has already bagged 4 World All-Around Championships, four World Floor Exercise championships, two World Balance Beam Championships, one World Vault Championship, six United States Gymnastic Championships, five Olympic Medals (Four gold and a bronze) apart from numerous other feats to her name. She is also the first American gymnast to have won a medal in every single world event she has participated so far.
But she is not settling here. With age on her side ( She is just 22!), she is going to break many more records in the years to come and when there will not be any other’s record to break, she might have to break her own records, like Serey Bubka or Yelena Isinbayeva. We may already register a handful of medals in her name for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.