Athletes and their moms

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Simone Biles, three-time world all-around champion in gymnastics

Photograph By Simone Biles / Courtesy

"This is me, my brother Ron II, my mom, my sister Adria and my brother Adam in a hotel lobby in Belize City, when I was 8. My mom has always been inspirational because she gives me tips prior to competing and always gives me a pep talk. I can hear her voice through the crowd before each event saying, 'Come on Simone!'"