Simone Arianne Biles (born March 14, 1997) 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.
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“.[6Embed from Getty Images
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 07: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during Women’s qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Every Simone Biles Signature Move
- Biles (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”)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Simone Biles of the USA reacts after finishing her her performance on balance beam during the Superstars of Gymnastics at The O2 Arena on March 23, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)Embed from Getty Images
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 22: Simone Biles lands the Yurchenko double pike while competing on the vault during the 2021 GK U.S. Classic gymnastics competition at the Indiana Convention Center on May 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Biles became the first woman in history to land the Yurchenko double pike in competition. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Simone Biles lands Yurchenko double pike vault at U.S. Classic
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.
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