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One of the most successful gymnasts of all time, Simone Biles had quite a back story. She and her sister were adopted by her grandfather and his wife as her mother struggled with a drug problem. Despite her modest beginnings, Biles went on to dominate gymnastics, ultimately becoming an Olympic champion.

Lifetime, naturally, wanted to tell her story. The Simone Biles Story debuts on Lifetime on February 3 starring Tisha Campbell Martin, Julius Tennon and Jeantè Godlock in the role as Simone Biles.

From Shadow and Act:

ased on her book, Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance, the film follows Simone Biles (Godlock) through the sacrifices and hard work that led her to win 19 Olympic and World Championship medals and ultimately cemented her stake as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time.

Further description: “After a field trip to a gymnastics training center when Simone was six years old, she caught the eye of a local coach who recognized that Simone had a remarkable gift for the sport. But pursuing her dream of becoming an elite gymnast also meant giving up high school football games, prom or starting college at UCLA.

With her parents Ron (Tennon) and Nellie Biles (Campbell-Martin) and younger sister Adria (Raven Bowens) supporting her every step of the way, Simone’s journey from foster care to the Olympic podium – with all of its triumphs and heartbreaks – can serve as an inspiration for every little girl with a dream.”

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