Simone Biles

We really couldn't decide who had a better month between Tyler Perry and Simone Biles, which is why you all are getting both of these features. As we know, Simone Biles is the greatest gymnast ever, male or female. She deserves everything that's coming to her and the worldwide recognition she is receiving and will continue to receive throughout her storied career.


This month, Simone competed in the 2019 World Championships. Simone Biles won her 21st World Championship medal, making her the record holder for women. Biles added the record-breaking hardware while competing in Germany, landing her now moves, the Biles and Biles II. The Biles is a double-double tuck, which consists of two flips and two twists is the Biles II is a triple-double, a triple-twisting double backflip. She successfully performed these moves back in August at the US championship, but to have the moves named after you, one most successfully land them in an international competition as well. Landing these moves scored Biles her 5th gold medal for an all-around competition.


Shortly after winning her 21st medal, Biles had her sights set on breaking the world record of medals held in gymnastics overall. In the following weekend, Biles captured 4 more medals, bringing her count to 25, which 19 are gold, making her the most decorated gymnast of all time! The 22 year old has so much more left in store and will continue to increase her medal count. She is setting records that will be almost impossible to break.


Simone did all of this battling criticism because some felt it was unfair for her to do her moves. However, she persevered and did not let the naysayers get in her way. She said after the Worlds were over, "It is important to teach our female youth that it is okay to say 'Yes, I am good at this and you don't hold me back. You only see men doing it and they are praised for it and the women are looked down upon for it. Because I feel like it's good (to do) because once you realize you're confident and good at it, then you're even better at what you do."


Even with all this going on, Simone found time to be in a commercial this month. Biles was featured in a Lego ad this month. Simone also announced her own gymnastics competition in October, set to take place in February 13 - 16 in 2020, called the Biles International Invitation.


Simone, keep showing the world what #BlackGirlMagic is and how awesome you all really are. She truly is a living legend.

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