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Being the best gymnast of all time is something Simone Biles has aspired to do for a long time. Biles has demonstrated her value to her parents, who significantly impacted her life, helping her win four Olympics gold medals. Simone’s grandparents, who took her in after being placed in foster care as a young child, can be called the biggest reason the world had an impeccable gymnast like her.

Simone’s sustained performance over the years allowed her to surpass many of her rivals. Biles gave her parents credit for all their sacrifices to support her in achieving her destiny. Once during an interview, her mother, Nellie Biles, shared an aphorism about her daughter’s dreams.

Nellie Biles expresses her feelings about Simone’s victories

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Nellie talked about Simone during an interview with Houston Fox affiliate KRIV and network Sports Director Mark Berman. She conveyed her happiness while calling it numbness and addressed the moment when her daughter won the medals in Olympics, making her family proud.

She said, “I really felt numb because, besides crying, I really didn’t know how to express my feelings. … [Simone making it to the Olympics means a lot, because this has always been [her] long-term goal… and as her mother, I’m just extremely proud that she will get to fulfill this dream.”

Over time, Simone rose to the highest level in gymnastics with her top-notch performances. However, there were times when her mother expressed her care harshly for her.

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Simone has shared her mother’s thoughts regarding gymnastics in her book. During the beginning of her career, Nellie avoided Simone and gymnastics, maintaining a distance. During Simone’s childhood, her mother boldly warned her to practice more efficiently. All in all, there is no comparison of the sacrifices Nellie has made for her legendary gymnast daughter.

Simone Biles’ mother surrendered her dreams

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The four-time gold medalist gymnast’s mother had cried happily many times when her daughter won the competitions. However, once Simone revealed how her mother left all the dreams she had after adopting her. Biles wrote in her book, “My grandparents were almost done raising their boys, and now here we were, four young children who needed the kind of attention and care that Grandma Nellie thought she was about to retire from.”

She added, “She needed time to wrap her mind around the idea of doubling the size of her family. She also had to make peace that her dreams of traveling the world would have to be put on hold. Busy as she was with her nursing career, she also worried about whether she could truly give us the care we needed, especially after the disruption we’d experienced with Shanon.”

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The combination of sweetness and hardness of her mother has played an essential role for Simone in creating her legacy.