Aimee Boorman: Simone Biles Coach, Photos And Facts About Biles’ ‘Second Mom’
Simone Biles has been a reputed gymnast ever since she made her debut.Advertisement
Conquering the World Championships, she is credited for being the first woman to bag victories in three straight all around titles. Moreover, she is also the first gymnast who has 10 gold medals to her name.
While Biles continues to make her presence felt in the world of gymnastics, much is also being spoken about her coach, Aimee Boorman.
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Aimee Boorman is like Gymnast Simone Biles’ “second mom”
Boorman has been Biles’ coach ever since the then six year old Biles started training. Speaking with NBC News, Biles spoke highly of her coach – also referring to Boorman as her “second mom.”
“I always say she’s like the second mom to me because she’s been there since I was like 8-year-old, and so that’s the 10 years that she’s always been by my side,” Biles said.
Boorman also lauded the Olympian, complimenting Biles on her gymnastic ability.
“It’s her gymnastics,” Boorman said, as reported by the Houston Chronicle. “She has to perform it, and she has to make the choices to home-school and work the extra hours and do the extra flexibility work. That has been her choice. I’m just her guide.”
Aimee Boorman’s foray into gymnastics
Boorman forayed into the world of gymnastics by becoming an assistant coach at the gymnasium where she trained. She was 13 then.
In 2014 Biles, with Boorman as her coach, won her second World All Around title in a row. Under Boorman’s coaching, Biles won three all around titles and also became the first gymnast to secure 10 gold medals at the World Championships.
“There are times when [Boorman] has to push me because I’m not pushing myself enough, but everyone needs someone in their life to do that,” Biles said.
After completing high school, Boorman enrolled herself in the Sports Business Program at Northern Illinois University which she attended through the years of 1991 to 1995. She has also won the 2013 and 2014 USOC National Coach of the Year Award for Gymnastics.