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  • 26 Jul
    导出博客文章U.S. gymnastics superstar Simone Biles may have five Olympic medals swinging
    from her neck, but its her mother Nellie Biles, who feels like the ultimate
    champion.Simones road to Rio was such an amazing journey for our whole family.
    Im just so thankful, noted Mrs. Biles.You see, Simones accomplishments are
    rooted in her mothers ability to create a village (a tight-knit community of
    family and friends) that supports her daughter through ups, downs and everything
    in between. For instance, the extended Biles family does a weekly family dinner,
    attends church together -- and all flew out to Rio to see Simone shine at the
    Olympics.Nellie, who adopted 19-year-old Simone and her 17-year-old sister Adria
    when they were small children, along with her husband Ron (Simone and Adrias
    biological grandfather), wants her kids to know and understand they are
    unconditionally loved -- and thats part of the Biles magic. ??Last week, while
    Simone was on a media blitz, hitting The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Good Morning
    America, Mrs. Biles sat down with espnW from her hotel room in midtown Manhattan
    to discuss her commitment to family and how she keeps her daughter steady on the
    balance beam of life.espnW: At what point did you know you Simone was a gifted
    athlete? Biles: From the start she absolutely loved gymnastics. I always
    supported her, but I never thought much of it. It wasnt until 2012, when Simone
    won her first all-around [at the American Classic in Huntsville, Texas], that I
    really started to believe... wow, my daughter really gets this sport.The
    following year she was a senior in high school, and had turned 16 years old. So,
    a lot of things were evolving in her life. Simone started having problems with
    concentration and her focus was off, and as a result her performance was a bit
    rough at the Secret U.S. Classic. After that competition, we talked to a sports
    psychologist, which helped her regain focus.I believe her talking to those two
    therapists was really key.?She then went on to win the womens individual
    all-around at the [2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship in Antwerp,
    Belgium]. Once that happened, I knew we were headed to greater times. I always
    knew she could physically do it. She was capable, it was her mental status that
    needed to be aligned. And it all worked out.espnW: Your daughter Adria is a
    gymnast as well. How do you help create a sense of work/personal life balance
    for she and Simone?Biles: I think its important that we function as a family.
    Not only for my two girls, but for Simones brothers, too; because I have four
    children. The boys are grown and live on their own. But, they still come to the
    house and visit quite frequently.But, in particular Simone and Adria normally
    train all week except Sunday. So theres no real break. However, on Saturday,
    they start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Because thats an early end day, the girls
    often use that afternoon to get their nails or hair done.However, during the
    week, they are balancing school work and gymnastics, and that pretty much takes
    up their time. Then Sunday is family day, so we always go to church together.
    And I normally leave it up to the girls to decide what we are having for Sunday
    dinner, and they will argue about what they want, but they eventually come to
    some sort of consensus. The boys come over in the evening time, and we just
    enjoy each others company.espnW: What was your most memorable moment in
    Rio?Biles: There are a few for me. But, just celebrating all of Simones
    accomplishments was just so special. We didnt get a chance to see her that
    often, because Simone was in the Olympic village, and we were in a hotel. We
    brought a group of 17 family members and friends to Rio with us, just to support
    her. So having such a huge amount of support in general, was quite
    memorable.?Each time we came back from competition, wed all sit down and
    celebrate as a group. We wanted to recall and discuss what we had just
    witnessed, and it was just so special to share those moments with friends and
    family. We all got together about six or seven times during the Olympics and it
    was simply amazing, after each competition, we all shared that experience
    together.Though, there was one particular moment that truly stuck out to me. It
    was when we first saw Simone, which was when the U.S. won gold in team
    competition, she along with the other gymnasts came around to our hotel. It was
    a big celebration for all of the athletes and families, and that was an amazing
    experience for us all.espnW: What goes through your mind when Simone is in
    competition?Biles: I am absolutely a basket case during competition. Whenever we
    go to the meets, my family knows not to talk to me. Im in my own space. I dont
    want any comments. I dont want anyone to say anything to me until its over. Now
    depending on how nervous I get, Ill squeeze my husbands hand or Adrias hand. I
    may look calm, but Im not! Im [a] total wreck until its over. I cannot eat or
    drink the entire day leading up to the competition.Im sure partnership proposals
    are flooding your inbox post-Olympics, why did you think the My Black is
    Beautiful and Tides Small but Powerful campaigns were a good fit for you and
    Simone?Biles: The Tide PODS concept alone. My daughter is small in stature, but
    shes incredibly powerful. The fact that they made that analogy between the PODS
    and Simone, was just so fitting. Also, Proctor & Gambles My Black is
    Beautiful campaign (which features P&G products that caters to an
    African-American female demographic) -- the goal of it is to promote women
    feeling comfortable in their own skin. The message is about black women
    empowering themselves, and embracing themselves both inside and out. And thats a
    very important platform for my daughter and me.espnW: You and your husband Ron
    opened World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas, where Simone trains. Do you
    think the gym was part of her ultimate success?Biles: So, after the worlds
    completion in 2013, Simones then trainer Aimee Boorman wanted to discuss finding
    a new gym. But, I didnt think that was a good idea. I didnt want my daughter
    bouncing from gym to gym. However, that made me think ... maybe, we should build
    our own gym, which we did in 2014. Simone started training there right away (it
    opened to the public in May 2016).Overall, building the gym was one of the best
    things Ive ever done. It gave her a comfortable place to train, and I would say
    for the last year, while training for the Olympics, it really helped. She was
    really grateful to have somewhere to train that was state of the art, with new
    equipment and she had everything she needed right there.Plus, its a great place
    for other gymnasts as well. So, its a service to the community. We also have
    practice space for things like Taekwondo or just tumbling. Theres some variety
    in that gym. We even have a classroom on site, so that the athletes can go to
    school while training.espnW: Speaking of Aimee Boorman, as of August 2016, she
    is no longer training your daughter. How is Simone dealing with the
    change?Biles: Aimee and I had an initial conversation about that. From our chat,
    I got the impression that she had other opportunities coming her way, and thats
    wonderful for her. Its great that she took advantage. Simply because theres no
    more Simone in that gym. Simone is off doing her own thing, so its good that
    Aimee decided to pursue her dreams as well.Initially, Simone had a little
    difficulty with it, but she understands and embraces the idea. I do not know
    what [Simone] is going to do in respect to training going forward and she doesnt
    either. But, shell figure it out when she gets back to Texas. Well cross that
    bridge when shes back home.?Ericka N. Goodman-Hughey is a senior editor at
    espnW. Follow her on Twitter @ericka_editor
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    of reaching the playoffs.The White Sox won back-to-back games over the Indians
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