2016 CKW LUXE STAR AWARDS
Simone Biles: A Determined Athlete with a Will to Excel
CKW Luxe is proud to announce that Simone Biles is our honoree for the Fireball Award. This award goes to an exceptional youth athlete. The winner of this award represents the meaning of teamwork, determination, and passion for the sport.
Simone Biles is a 19-year-old artistic gymnast who performs her sport with joy, grace, and power. She was introduced to her chosen career while visiting Bannon’s Gymnastix on a day-care expedition at the age of six. While watching the gymnasts, she began copying them. Now Simone is the most decorated American female gymnast in World Championships history with fourteen medals. Ten of them are gold. She is also the first African-American to achieve the title of world all-around champion, and she is the first woman to ever win the all-around title three times in a row in the world championships. Simone was named United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Female Olympic Athlete of the Year for 2014 to 2015, Winner of the USOC's Best of November (2015) Team USA Award, and 2014 Women's Sports Foundation's Individual Sportswoman of the Year. This summer Simone will be heading to Rio de Janeiro to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Not only is she a competitor in everyone’s favorite Summer Olympics sport, she is also the clear favorite to win gold. CKW Luxe would like to congratulate Simone on her on all her accomplishments, wish her the best of luck at Rio, and congratulate her on being our Fireball Award honoree.