Penelope Blackmore

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Name: Penelope Blackmore
Date registered: August 22, 2016
URL: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/olympic-games

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  1. Why Australia will struggle to produce an Olympic gymnast like Simone Biles | Penelope Blackmore — August 22, 2016

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Aug 22

Why Australia will struggle to produce an Olympic gymnast like Simone Biles | Penelope Blackmore

After yet another disappointing Olympic Games for Australia, it’s time for the Australian media to diversify its sporting interests

In a rather delightful turn of events, the American Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles, has recently become a sensation and almost-household name thanks to her jaw-dropping power, laser precision and pure dynamism. She’s certainly the best gymnast I’ve seen in my lifetime and is bound to be a history-maker and record-breaker.

It’s truly wonderful to see people coming together in awe of an athlete for whom no performance enhancing drug would add to her medal tally. Technique that money can’t buy and humility to match, what could be better? Any chef de mission will tell you that her results are the envy of Olympians worldwide.

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