Journey to gold

This summer for my summer reading book I read Courage to Soar by Simone Biles. The main reason why I picked this book was because I have always loved gymnastics. I was a gymnast myself until I got too tall and coaches told me to put my efforts into a different sport. Anyways, the USA gymnastics team has created quite the name for themselves, so I was very excited to read about it. Personally I know a lot of training goes into being an Olympic athlete, but I didn’t realize the extent of the training. Biles explained how many sacrifices her and her parents had to make in order for her to live her dream. I just found it so fascinating how much blood, sweat and tears it took her and most all Olympic athletes to get where they are today. It was a very informative book on Simone’s whole life journey which I enjoyed reading.

3 thoughts on “Journey to gold


    It’s crazy how much work goes into getting to the highest level of athletics. My summer reading book about Kobe also showed how much time has to be put in to get to that level, it’s wild.



    I think I would enjoy this book as well because it is very crazy to see how much work is put into a sport that you want to pursue. I have read a lot of interesting books that have involved hard workinmg athletes as well as my summer reading book I read this year. I read Exit, pursued by a Bear. That book was more intense than I thought it would be, but it might also be an interesting book for you to read as well.


  3. Sara S

    I agree. I think it is crazy how much goes into gymnastics. I would argue that it is one of the hardest sports. Especially looking into someone like Simone Biles. She has created multiple skills that other gymnasts would have never even thought of doing. I will definitely check this book out.


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