Aged 3, Simone Pearce began telling people she was going to the Olympics. The former model fought back from a horror accident to finally fulfil her dream in Tokyo.
Simone Pearce has a favourite story about her passion for horses and her unorthodox journey to her first Olympics.
It’s a story that starts with her deciding, at the age of three, that she would compete at the Games, and become a young entrepreneur at the age of six to fund her dream.
Her journey saw her pursue a modelling career in Europe and fight back from a horror accident in which she was crushed under a falling horse.
“No one really knows me, no one really knows my backstory. It’s not the usual one,” Pearce said.
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Article written by: Amanda Lulham and Brianna Travers