Simone Biles Was Born To Become The Most Decorated Female Gymnast Ever

A Fortuitous Field Trip

Today, Simone Biles is recognized as one of the greatest gymnasts in the history of the sport. Her foray into gymnastics began when she was 6 years old and she went to a gym on a daycare field trip.

simone biles performing in front of a crowd
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Her aptitude for the sport was obvious and coaches suggested that she begin training. Biles began an optional training program at Bannon’s Gymnastix. Simone’s coach was Aimee Boorman who later became her instructor at both a national and an Olympic level.