Simone Biles, Coco Gauff, and Brigid Kosgei are KILLING it and making HERstory. Get into their #BlackExcellence inside…
This was one winning, history breaking weekend for three black sports queens!
Gymnast Simone Biles, tennis star Coco Gauff, and long-distance runner Brigid Kosgei all made sports history over the weekend. Black Excellence was at an all-time high – snatching up medals, breaking world records and putting their mark on the world.
Gymnast Simone Biles continues to amaze the world with her talents. She’s now GOAT status.
The Olympic champion backflipped her way to becoming the most decorated gymnast of ALL TIME. That’s male or female – chick is the greatest with the most medals in world championship history. She nabbed her 25th world championships medal in the floor exercise. And yes, it was GOLD!
Peep her winning performance below:
Simone Biles now holds the record for most world medals by a gymnast. Here she wins her 25th world medal.pic.twitter.com/HDaPotLVkv
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 13, 2019
Simone’s boyfriend Stacy Ervin Jr. is her biggest fan and it’s super sweet to watch:
@staceyervinjr is the partner out there supporting @Simone_Biles making me cry with how much it means to him pic.twitter.com/Opc1hV9cET
— mic (@gymternerdy) October 10, 2019
Tennis star Coco Gauff is only 15-years-old and she’s already a force to be reckoned with. After beating Venus Williams at Wimbledon, the young tennis player won her first title Sunday – becoming the youngest to do it in 15 years.
Before taking home the trophy, she lost in the qualifying round, but another player pulled out with an injury and she was back! She served all the way to the finals, defeating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 and becoming the youngest WTA winner since 2004.
Coco’s dad/coach was right by her side to talk her through the win:
‘Take your mind to another place right now’
This was an amazing moment in the final set at @WTALinz
Terrific advice from @CocoGauff’s coach and dad with the title within reach#CallMeCoco pic.twitter.com/eGwG6hSKGL
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) October 13, 2019
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We knew it was only a matter of time. Congrats to #CocoGauff on Winning her first WTA title at 15! #wtalinz #austria #YBFTeens #YBFSports
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And there’s more…
Long distance runner Brigid Kosgei celebrated TWO history making feats. The Kenyan runner won the Chicago Marathon for the second consecutive year and she also broke the women’s world marathon record. Yassss! Sis ran 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds, which was 81 seconds faster than the previous record – held for16 years by Britain’s Paula Radcliffe.
In a world full of extraordinary potential, brave women have constantly broken the ceiling to create new heights. Brigid Kosgei is one such great women. Congratulations Bridgid Kosgei for breaking the 16 year world women marathon record #ChicagoMarathon pic.twitter.com/p5tW1CFXle
— Hon. Elisha Odhiambo (@HonElisha) October 13, 2019
#BlackGirlMagic at its finest! Congrats ladies!
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