Simone Biles was born on 14th March 2007 in Columbus, Ohio, in the USA. She is an American artistic gymnast and competed at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. At the Olympics she was gold in the individual all-around, vault and floor. She was also part of the USA team, called “Final Five” who also took gold.
She has won a total of 19 Olympic and World Championship medals which makes her the most decorated American gymnast – previously Shannon Miller who held the title since 1993.
With her four Olympic golds, Simone has set the American record for the most gold medals won in the women’s gymnastics event at a single games event.
Simone first tried gymnastics at age six when she was on a day-care field trip and by the age of eight she was being coached by Aimee Boorman.
She had a difficult upbringing with her and her three other siblings in and out of foster care as a result of their mother’s addiction to drugs and alcohol and her father abandoning them. Simone and her sister Adria were adopted by their paternal grandfather and his second wife.
Simone has taken a break from competing since the 2016 Olympics, her coach moved to Florida and she is yet to re-appoint a new one. She has said she is taking it day-by-day to work out how she feels in terms of if she will compete again, coach herself or focus on running the gym and lifestyle centre that her family opened in 2015.
Simone Biles Religion
It is understood that Simone is Catholic; she acknowledges the use of prayer for her achievements in 2016 and carried a rosary in her sport bag – a gift from her mother.
Simone Biles Political Views
There is no information available in order to be able to speculate about Simone’s political views, however, she was very outspoken about some of the perceived sexist coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Simone Biles Hobbies
Simone enjoys fishing when spending time in Belize and dancing because she says she “cannot keep still”.
She is a big follower of fashion and loves to dress up in all different kinds of fashion.
Simon’s favourite discipline in gymnastics is the floor event.
Following on from her Olympic success, she competed in the American show “Dancing With The Stars” however, she was eliminated just before the finale, finishing fourth – a huge shock to the public.
Mary Lou Retton, who won Olympic gold in 1984, refers to Simone as the “most talented gymnast I’ve seen in my life”.
She says she is totally obsessed with the actor Zac Efron.
Simone Biles Horoscope
Simone Biles is a Pisces.
Who is Simone Biles dating?
On August 21st, 2017, Simone revealed on her personal Instagram account that she is dating fellow gymnast Stacey Ervin.