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Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Takes on New Role: College Student

Content by: Voice of America

NEW YORK —

It’s not every day that a professional athlete goes back to school.

World champion and Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has 19 medals to her name, but one accolade was out of her reach, until now.

Starting this month, the most decorated American gymnast of all time will be pursuing a college degree.

Before the Rio Summer Games in 2016, Biles committed to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). But her demanding schedule made studying full time next to impossible.

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