Fresh off her Olympic success, four-time gold medalist Simone Biles is writing a book.
The autobiography, titled Courage to Soar, will hit shelves on November 15, and tell the full story behind the 19-year-old rise from prodigy to champion.
Biles, who won five medals overall at the 2016 Olympics, says she hopes the book will help inspire people to overcome obstacles in their lives and succeed.
Four-time gold medalist Simone Biles is writing an autobiography, which will be released later this year
‘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,’ she said 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.’
The Olympic champion’s book will also reveal: ‘How challenges in her childhood have shaped her into the young woman and role model she is today.’
The autobiography, titled Courage to Soar, will hit shelves on November 15, and tell the full story behind Biles’ (pictured at the MTV VMAs) rise from prodigy to champion
Biles, who won five medals overall at the 2016 Olympics, says she hopes the book will help inspire people to overcome obstacles in their lives and succeed
‘She shares the ups and downs of her life, insights into her positive mental approach, and her inspiring journey to the pinnacle of her sport,’ a statement read.
Biles is one of the most decorated American female gymnasts of all time, with 14 world championship medals to go along with her haul in Rio.
She is taking a break from competition before deciding whether to make a push toward the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The book includes a forward from 1984 Olympic champion Mary Lou Retton, and will be published by Zondervan.
Teammates Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Laurie Hernandez and Simone Biles (left to right) arrive at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards
Biles’ book includes a forward from gymnast and 1984 Olympic champion Mary Lou Retton