Simone Biles

Simone Biles
Biles smiling and waving
Personal information
Full nameSimone Arianne Biles
Born (1997-03-14) March 14, 1997 (age 24)[1]
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
HometownSpring, Texas, U.S.
ResidenceSpring, Texas, U.S.
Height4 ft 8 in (142 cm)[2]
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior international elite
Years on national team2012–2016, 2018–present (USA)
GymWorld Champions Centre (current)[3]
Bannon's Gymnastix Inc. (2003–2014)
Head coach(es)Laurent Landi
Cecile Canqueteau-Landi
Former coach(es)Aimee Boorman
ChoreographerSasha Farber
Eponymous skillsBiles (6.4) (vault): Yurchenko half-on, front layout salto with double twist off
Biles (H) (balance beam): double twisting double tucked salto dismount
Biles I (G) (floor exercise): double layout half out
Biles II (J) (floor exercise): triple twisting double tucked salto (aka "triple double")
Medal record
Representing  United States
Women's artistic gymnastics
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 4 1 2
World Championships 19 3 3
Pacific Rim Championships 2 0 0
Total 25 4 5
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro All-around
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Vault
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Floor exercise
Silver medal – second place 2020 Tokyo Team
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Balance beam
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo Balance beam
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Antwerp All-around
Gold medal – first place 2013 Antwerp Floor exercise
Gold medal – first place 2014 Nanning Team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Nanning All-around
Gold medal – first place 2014 Nanning Balance beam
Gold medal – first place 2014 Nanning Floor exercise
Gold medal – first place 2015 Glasgow Team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Glasgow All-around
Gold medal – first place 2015 Glasgow Balance beam
Gold medal – first place 2015 Glasgow Floor exercise
Gold medal – first place 2018 Doha Team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Doha All-around
Gold medal – first place 2018 Doha Vault
Gold medal – first place 2018 Doha Floor exercise
Gold medal – first place 2019 Stuttgart Team
Gold medal – first place 2019 Stuttgart All-around
Gold medal – first place 2019 Stuttgart Vault
Gold medal – first place 2019 Stuttgart Balance beam
Gold medal – first place 2019 Stuttgart Floor exercise
Silver medal – second place 2013 Antwerp Vault
Silver medal – second place 2014 Nanning Vault
Silver medal – second place 2018 Doha Uneven bars
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Antwerp Balance beam
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Glasgow Vault
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Doha Balance beam
Pacific Rim Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Everett Team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Everett All-around
FIG World Cup
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
All-Around World Cup 2 1 0

Simone Arianne Biles (born March 14, 1997)[4] is an American artistic gymnast. With a combined total of 32 Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is tied as the most decorated gymnast of all time. Biles' seven Olympic medals also ties Shannon Miller for the most Olympic medals won by an American gymnast. Biles is considered one of the greatest and most dominant gymnasts of all time.[5]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Biles won individual gold medals in the all-around, vault, and floor; bronze on balance beam; and gold as part of the United States team, dubbed the "Final Five".[6] At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, she won bronze on balance beam, as well as silver with the United States team, after struggling with "the twisties", a temporary loss of air balance awareness. Her partial withdrawal, focus on safety, mental health and perseverance were praised. Biles is also a five-time World all-around champion (2013–2015, 2018–2019), five-time World floor exercise champion (2013–2015, 2018–2019), three-time World balance beam champion (2014–2015, 2019), two-time World vault champion (2018–2019), a seven-time United States national all-around champion (2013–2016, 2018–2019, 2021), and a member of the gold medal-winning American teams at the 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Additionally, she is a three-time World silver medalist (2013 and 2014 on vault, 2018 on uneven bars) and a three-time World bronze medalist (2015 on vault, 2013 and 2018 on balance beam).

Biles is the gymnast with the most World medals (25) and most World gold medals (19), having surpassed Vitaly Scherbo's record 23 World medals by winning her 24th and 25th, both gold, at the 2019 competition in Stuttgart.[7] She is the female gymnast with the most World all-around titles (5). Biles is the sixth woman to win an individual all-around title at both the World Championships and the Olympics, and the first gymnast since Lilia Podkopayeva in 1996 to hold both titles simultaneously. She is the tenth female gymnast and first American female gymnast to win a World medal on every event, and the first female gymnast since Daniela Silivaș in 1988 to win a medal on every event at a single Olympic Games or World Championships, having accomplished this feat at the 2018 World Championships in Doha.[8]

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