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Gold medalist Simone Biles to release memoir later this year

SHARING HER STORY: US gymnast Simone Biles

GOLD MEDALIST Simone Biles is preparing to release a memoir this autumn.

After wowing the world with her historic Olympic performance in Rio De Janeiro this summer, the gymnast will share her life story with fans in November.

Biles, 19, won four gold medals and one bronze at Rio and hopes her new book will inspire readers to pursue their dreams.

"I want people to reach for their dreams. If you're willing to put in a lot of work, and if you're focused and determined, you can go really far," Biles said in a statement.

"There so many people who have inspired me with their love and encouragement along the way — and I want to pass on that inspiration to readers."

Along with her accomplishments, Biles' new book will also highlight some of the hardships she's had to endure in her young life.

"For me, it took years of training and perseverance to reach my goals," she said. "But looking back on it now, I'm glad I didn't give up."

Biles said growing up she "loved reading about other people's experiences, so it's cool that I've had the chance to ... tell my own story."

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