Read our profile on Taqiy from 2016:
Taqiy made history by winning the Men’s NCAA All-Around title. His gymnastics and life story is very interesting; please take the time to learn about his rise to the top of NCAA Men’s gymnastics while maintaining his commitment to his hometown community.
Taqiy comes from a long line of Oklahoma gymnastics greats.
We congratulate his success and admire his continuing support of the sport through coaching.
Taqiy Abdullah Simmons, we salute you for our Black Gymnastics in History project.
Read more about Taqiy here: http://espn.go.com/espn/blackhistory2008/news/story?id=3229693
Watch a video of Taqiy performing on the pommel horse in 2005: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKORWjTH9fQ