Simone BILES

United States of America USA

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Olympic Medals
    4 G
    1 S
    2 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Rio 2016
  • Year of Birth
    1997
Olympic Results

Biography

Simone BILES

“I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps – I’m the first Simone Biles,” said the American gymnastic powerhouse at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and her comment struck a chord. Still just 24, Biles is already in an extremely exclusive ‘legendary’ category of Olympians, occupied by the likes of the Jamaican sprinter and American swimmer. She is already the greatest gymnast that ever lived. But she’s also doing it her own way.

Biles rose to fame in 2013 – winning two World Championship golds aged just 16, including the all-around title. She followed that with four Worlds golds in 2014 and another four in 2015.

By the time Rio 2016 – her first Olympics – rolled around, she was already a superstar and the hottest of hot favourites for the title. She didn’t disappoint: Biles won gold in the all-around, team, vault and floor, and bronze on the beam.

Her dominance is built on an utter mastery of gymnastic basics: with a tiny 4 foot 8 frame, incredible athletic ability and power, plus a low centre of gravity, she is built to be the ultimate gymnast. Add in supreme levels of hard work, a great imagination when it comes to her craft, and megawatt levels of personality, and she is almost unbeatable.

That imagination was on show at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart - at which she won five golds including the all-around title - when she came up with two different new skills which will be named after her in the women’s code of points. Biles wowed fans and judges with a triple twisting double tuck on the floor, and a double twisting double tuck dismount off the balance beam, which had previously only existed in gymnastics fans’ imaginations before Biles made them reality.

At Tokyo 2020, in 2021, Biles won a further two medals to take her already impressive Olympic collection to a grand total of seven.

The American was part of the women's team that clinched silver, before withdrawing from the individual all-around competition, the vault final, and uneven bars final citing mental health concerns. Biles returned to claim bronze on the balance beam for a second consecutive Games, and has become a mental health advocate.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 2020

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Women's All-Around
Women's All-Around Artistic Gymnastics
B
Women's Balance Beam
Women's Balance Beam Artistic Gymnastics
#n/a
Women's Floor Exercise
Women's Floor Exercise Artistic Gymnastics
S
Women's Team
Women's Team Artistic Gymnastics
#n/a
Women's Uneven Bars
Women's Uneven Bars Artistic Gymnastics
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Women's Vault
Women's Vault Artistic Gymnastics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rio 2016

B
Balance Beam
Balance Beam Artistic Gymnastics
G
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Artistic Gymnastics
G
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Artistic Gymnastics
G
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Artistic Gymnastics
G
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Artistic Gymnastics
#14 r1/2
Uneven Bars
Uneven Bars Artistic Gymnastics