Courage to Soar will detail how the 19-year-old Olympic gold medalist and World Champion got her start in gymnastics and became one of the best — if not the best — gymnasts in history. The book, which will feature a foreword by Mary Lou Retton, will be published by Zondervan and goes on sale Nov. 15.
“I want people to reach for their dreams. If you’re willing to put in a lot of work, and if you’re focused and determined, you can go really far,” Biles says in a statement. “That doesn’t mean everything will happen overnight; for me, it took years of training and perseverance to reach my goals. But looking back on it now, I’m glad I didn’t give up. There so many people who have inspired me with their love and encouragement along the way — and I want to pass on that inspiration to readers.”
Biles is the first woman to win three consecutive world all-around titles, and she earned earned four gold medals and one bronze at the Olympic Games in Rio, setting a new American record for most gold medals received in women’s gymnastics at a single Games. She’s also the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history, surpassing Shannon Miller, who previously held the record with 16 medals in Olympic and world competition.
Source: USA Today-Cindy Clark