American gymnast Simone Biles, a four-time Olympic gold medallist, considers First Lady of America Michelle Obama as inspiration.
“She’s such a role model that it makes you want to be the first in your category to do something, to strive to perfection. I think she’s been such an inspiration. Representation matters—kids looked at her and said, ‘If she can be there, then I can too.’ From the way she pushed boundaries to how she inspired young people to eat better and exercise, she changed so many lives,” Biles told People magazine.
Meanwhile, Biles recalled her visit to the White House in 2016 after her success at Rio Olympics: “She [Mrs Obama] was so down to earth and so much fun. I really enjoyed my visit and I cherish those memories.”