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Simone Biles: The Gymnastics Superhero

Born in 1997, Simone Biles has taken the world of gymnastics by storm. At such a young age Simone will be going down in history books as one of the best. Her long list of achievements includes,164887

  • Three-time World all-around champion (2013-15)
  • 2015 World team, all-around, balance beam & floor exercise champion and vault bronze medalist
  • Has won 14 world medals (10 gold, two silver, two bronze), which is the most in U.S history
  • Her 10 World gold medals is the most ever in women’s gymnastics history
  • 2015 U.S. all-around, vault & balance beam champion and floor exercise silver medalist
  • Three-time U.S. all-around champion (2013-15)
  • 2015 AT&T American Cup champion
  • USOC Athlete of the Month for October 2014
  • 2014 Women’s Sports Foundation’s individual Sportswoman of the Year
  • First woman to win four gold medals at a single World Championships (2014) since the Soviet Union’s Ludmilla Tourischeva in 1974.
  • 2014 World team, all-around, balance beam & floor exercise champion and vault silver medalist
  • 2014 U.S. all-around, floor exercise & vault champion and balance beam silver medalist
  • 2013 World all-around & floor exercise champion, vault silver medalist and balance beam bronze medalist
  • 2013 U.S. all-around champion and vault, uneven bars, balance beam & floor exercise silver medalist
  • 2013 AT&T American Cup silver medalist

She started doing gymnastics in 2003 and was winning medals on the global level in 2o13. 10 years of dedication can go a long way in the world of gymnastics so never give up on your dreams!

How to Make a Gymnastics Leotard

Want to save a little money while still keeping your gymnast looking cute? Here is how to make a leotard at home!

Supplies needed:
1. Stretchy fabric
2. Scissors or a rotary cutter
3. pins and pin cushion
4. your pattern
5. sewing machine
6. thread to match fabric
7. seam ripper(optional but recommended)
8. washers(optional but recommended)
9. cutting mat if you are using rotary cutter

First, it is recommended that you always trace your patterns out on freezer paper because as the kid grows you will need a different size and this way you will not have to spend another $20 on patterns.
Next, lay patterns on top of fabrics.

leotard 1

 

 
Keep colors of the thread as close as possible to the fabric colors.
Lay washers on top of pattern when cutting fabric patterns because it holds them in place.
Lay out all pieces after cutting to make sure they fit together correctly.

leotard 2

 

 
Sew pieces together inside out using a straight stitch then a zig zag to imitate a somewhat serge.

 

 

leotard 3