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Simone Biles is busy seeking gold, but still manages to make Mass

Photo credit: orFernando Frazão/Agência Brasil - CC-BY-3.0-BR
Photo credit: or Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil – CC-BY-3.0-BR

Simone Biles has quickly become the favorite to dominate in this year’s gymnastics competitions in Rio. Her routines are nearly flawless and everyone has been in awe of her amazing skill and collected demeanor, barely flinching under the immense pressure of the judges.

What is it that drives her to be the best?

To answer that question, Us magazine recently asked Biles to empty her gymnastics bag in hopes of finding a secret formula to her success. While most of the contents of her bag were no surprise, the reporter noticed a white rosary that fell out. Biles explained, “My mom, Nellie, got me a rosary at church. I don’t use it to pray before a competition. I’ll just pray normally to myself, but I have it there in case.”

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