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World-Class Olympic Athletes and Serious Catholics: Both Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles are passionate about their Catholic faith.
Simone Biles, a record-shattering gymnast with a sparkling smile and bubbly energy that shines through her routines, is the U.S. gymnastics team fan favorite and the gymnast to beat for any chance at the gold.
The Texas teenager is a four-time national champion and the first female gymnast in history to win three consecutive world championships. The complex moves written into her Rio routines – including her signature series of flips now called “The Biles” – give her an edge before she even performs.
Time Magazine Video – Simone Biles: 20 years their record-breaking gold medal win, the members of the 1996 gymnastics team dubbed “The Magnificent Seven” offer advice to the sport’s new star, Simone Biles, and look at how U.S. gymnastics has changed over the years.
CBS This Morning – “Pushing the Limits” Series: Katie Ledecky is called “the best swimmer on the planet.” She started building her legacy at age 15, winning her first gold medal at the London Olympics. She’s broken 10 world records, one of them, almost by accident. Norah O’Donnell spoke to Ledecky on how she sets — and beats — her personal bests.
Katie Ledecky, a 19 year-old swimmer, two-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time world champion, Ledecky returns to the Olympics after taking home the gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle swim at the summer games in London in 2012. At the time, she was just 15 years old.
Also like Biles, Ledecky’s Catholic faith is central to her identity. Continue reading… catholicnewsagency.com