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Simone Arianne Biles

Born March 14, 1997, Simone Arianne Biles has boundless energy, natural strength and fierce determination, taking those God-given talents to become the greatest gymnast of all time. The 4-foot, 8-inch dynamo is the most decorated American gymnast in history, with 25 medals (19 of them gold) from the World Championship and seven medals (four gold) from the Olympics. She is also the first American woman to win seven national all-around titles and first female gymnast to earn three consecutive World All-Around titles. She is a three-time recipient of the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year and has received widespread recognition, including TIME 100 Most Influential, Forbes 30 Under 30, Ebony Power 100, People Women Changing the World, USA Today 100 Women of the Century, and two-time Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, among others.

Simone trains close to 35 hours a week at the World Champions Centre (WCC), a gym founded and owned by her parents Ron and Nellie in Spring, Texas, where she grew up with her sister Adria and brothers, Ron II and Adam.

Known for her infectious smile and engaging personality, Simone utilizes her platform to advocate for change and supports initiatives associated with adoption and child care. Besides gymnastics, her passions include reading, history, shopping and spending time with friends.


in the Making

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  • Tries gymnastics for the first time at age 6
  • Placed third all-around, first on vault and balance beam, fourth on floor exercise, and eighth on uneven bars at the American Classic in Houston.
  • Placed first all-around and on vault, tied for second on floor exercise, placed third on balance beam, and fourth on uneven bars at the American Classic, earning a spot to compete at the 2012 USA Gymnastics National Championships.
  • Named to the U.S. Junior National Team by a committee headed by Martha Károlyi.
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  • Made her senior international debut at the 2013 American Cup. She also competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy and an international tri-meet in Germany, winning several individual titles and contributing to the U.S. team gold medal.
  • Crowned national all-around champion at the USA Gymnastics National Championships, winning silver in all four individual events.
  • Qualified first in the all-around, second to the vault final, sixth to the uneven bars final, fifth to the balance beam final, and first to the floor final at the World Championship, making her the first American gymnast to qualify in the all-around and all four event finals since 1991.
  • Simone was the seventh American woman and first black woman to win the world all-around title.
  • Won silver on the vault, bronze on the balance beam, gold on the floor exercise and fourth on the uneven bars at the World Championship.
  • Complex flip that was part of her floor routine during the World Championship is now known as the "Biles," one of fourmoves named after her-two on the floor, one on the vault and one on the beam.
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  • Honored as the Women's Sports Foundation's "Sportswoman of the Year."
  • Earned an individual all-around gold medal at the FIG World Cup.
  • Secured her third all-around national title at the U.S. National Championships, the second woman ever to do so.
  • Became the first woman to win three consecutive all-around titles in World Gymnastics Championships history.
  • Won four gold medals at the 2015 World Championships-team, all-around, balance beam and floor exercise. She won bronze on vault.
  • Named Olympic Athlete of the Year by the USOC.
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  • Earned team and all-around gold medals at the Pacific Rim Championships. Won the all-around title and gold medal on vault and floor exercise at the U.S. National Championships.
  • Olympic Gold medalist in vault, floor, individual and team all-around, Bronze medalist on Beam at 2016 Rio Olympics.
  • Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
  • L'Equipe Championne des championnes monde 2016
  • Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 'Favorite Newcomer' Award 2016
  • BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2016
  • Glamour's 'The Record Breaker' Woman of the Year 2016
  • Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation
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  • Best Female Athlete, ESPY Award
  • Named Best in Sports in the Shorty Awards
  • Favorite Female Athlete, Teen Choice Awards
  • Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year
  • Awarded the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement
  • Named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine
  • Won gold in team and individual all-around, vault and floor exercise at the World Championships, as well as a silver on the uneven bars and bronze on the balance beam.
  • Biles was the first U.S. gymnast and first non-Soviet gymnast to win a medal on every event at a single World Championships.
  • Most Dominant Athlete, ESPN The Magazine
  • Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year
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  • Placed first at the Stuttgart World Cup
  • Won the all-around at the GK US Classic, as well as first on floor exercise, third on beam and fifth on bars.
  • At the U.S. National Gymnastics Championships, she placed first on vault, balance beam and floor exercise, and third on uneven bars.
  • Finished first in all-around at the U.S. World Championships.
  • Earned five gold medals at the World Championships in team, individual all-around, vault, balance beam and floor exercise, the first gymnast to earn five gold medals at a single World Championship since 1958.
  • Won an all-around gold medal at the FIG World Cup.
  • People's Choice Award for The Game Changer of 2019
  • Chosen to represent the United States at the Tokyo World Cup, which was later cancelled due to the pandemic.
  • Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year
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  • Became the first person to complete a Yurchenko double pike vault at the U.S. Classic, winning another all-around title.
  • Placed first in the Olympic Trials, earning a spot on the team.
  • Best Chamionship Performance ESPY Award
  • Olympic bronze medalist on the balance beam and a silver medalist in the team all-around event.