SPRING, TX - A local athlete, might soon be known worldwide. She is Simone Biles from Spring, Texas. The 19-year-old just won her 4th straight US Gymnastics title. All eyes are on her at the moment, but she's set her sights on the Rio Olympics.
The US Gymnastics Team Olympic Trials are less than two weeks away. Simone's brother, Adam Biles explains why his pint-sized powerhouse sister is a shoe-in to make the team. "Her energy is one thing that sets her apart from everyone. Also the strength and power with which she tumbles. She's only four feet nine inches tall, but on the end of some of her tumbling passes, she's over six and a half, seven feet up in the air. It's pretty impressive to see someone who is small end up that high up in the air", says Biles.
Adam is the GM of his family owned gym "World Champions Centre" in Spring. He's watched his sister Simone train since she was five years old. She might be on the verge of winning big at the Olympics but for friends and family, she's already gold. Biles adds, "To say that we're proud is the understatement of the century, but right now it's the best word that we have."
From model athlete to role model, Simone Biles is ready to conquer the world, one tumble at a time.