Tonight, Lifetime will premiere its newest movie, The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar, based on Biles's book, Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance. The film chronicles the sacrifices the young gymnast made to win her 19 Olympic and World Championship medals, and features an impressive cast who will bring to life the story of the girl whom most consider the world's greatest gymnast.

Simone will be played by actress Jeanté Godlock in the film. Meet the cast who will round out the rest of the Lifetime film:

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Simone Manuel, 20, made Olympic history in Rio last night as the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming. She shared her victory with Penny Oleksiak, her Canadian competitor: Both swimmers finished the women's 100-meter freestyle in the same instant, finishing the race with a time of 52.70 seconds, shattering a world record set by Australia's Cate Campbell in the semifinals only the day before. Olympic scoring rules decreed both swimmers would get a gold medal, but that there would be no silver medalist. Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom, who finished 0.29 seconds behind the winners, received the bronze medal.

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