Simone Biles

Simone Arianne Biles (born March 14, 1997) is an American artistic gymnast. Biles is the three-time world all-around champion (2013–15), three-time world floor champion (2013–15), two-time world balance beam champion (2014, 2015), four-time United States national all-around champion (2013–16), and a member of the gold medal-winning American teams at the 2014, the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and the 2016 Olympic games in Rio.

Biles is the first African-American to be world all-around champion and the first woman to win three consecutive world all-around titles. Biles is also the most decorated American female gymnast in World Championships history, with a total of fourteen medals, ten of them gold.

Simone Biles was a member of the 2016 USA Olympic team dubbed the "Final Five" who took gold in Rio de Janeiro. Other members of the team included 2012 Olympic all around gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, 2012 olympic floor gold medalist Alexandra Raisman, 2015 uneven bars world champion Madison Kocian, and the sixteen year old newcomer Lauren Hernandez.

Personal Life

Simone and her three siblings entered Ohio's foster care system at age five due to her mother's substance abuse issues. They stayed in Ohio's system for three years until 2000 when they moved to their grandparents in Texas. Shortly after, in 2003, Simone was adopted by her grandparents. 

Currently, Simone is competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is the #1 ranked gymnast in the world and is expected to bring home the gold!

 

 

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