Movie to air Saturday, February 3 at 8:00PM-10:02PM (ET/PT)
(Black PR Wire) Based on her book, Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance, this World Premiere film follows Simone Biles 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. 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 and Nellie Biles and younger sister Adria 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.
The movie stars Jeanté Godlock, Julius Tennon, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Raven Bowens, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Kelsey Scott, Marilyn Norry and Nakai Takawira (2018).