Biography: Simone Biles is an American gymnast, and is recognized as the greatest gymnast of all times, by many. She has achieved to win thirty (30) Olympic and Work Championship Medals. From 2013 to 2019, she has been rewarded as World all-around champion and floor exercise champion. In 2016, she became the first American woman to win four (4) gold medals, in a single game. She was also the first gymnast to win three consecutive titles, during years 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Simone Biles Family Members
Father: Kelvin Clemons
Mother: Shannon Biles
- Ashley Biles (Biological Older Sibling)
- Tevin Biles (Biological Older Sibling)
- Adria Biles (Younger Sister)
- Ronald Jr. Biles (Older Brother)
- Adam Biles (Older Brother)
Grand Parents: Ronald George Biles (Grandfather) and Nellie Louise (Step-Grandmother)
Simone Biles Parents, Early Life, Personal Background
She grew up in Spring, Texas. She and her sister Adria were adopted by their maternal grandparents as their father had abandoned them, and their mother being an alcohol addict could did care about them.
Simone Biles Career Details
Simone developed interest in gymnastics when she was only six years old. She took 11 years of coaching. Simone won a gold in floor exercise, and bronze in vault in Women’s Junior Championship (2010). This is how she started her elite journey as a gymnast.
In 2013, Biles won her first all-around title at World Gymnastics Championship. The first African American woman to claim the title. She won silver medal in vault, and bronze in balance beam. First she lead United States to gold, and also winning individual all-around.
Why Did Simone Biles Took Break In 2018?
In 2018, Biles took a break from gymnastics, and later she confessed that the reason of the break was that she was harassed by Larry Nassar (former doctor for US gymnastic). Many other athletes were also targeted by him.
Simone Biles Back In The Game
Later in 2018, she became the first female gymnast to win all five events. She continued her epic journey in 2019, and made history by winning five gold medals.
Simone Biles With Covid-19
Due to pandemic outbreak, their were no major events held in 2020. In 2021, she was the first gymnast to win sport’s most difficult vault Yurchenko double pike.
People had high expectations for Biles as she entered the 2020 Tokyo Games. However this game was delayed till 2021, and later she withdrew from most events due to (twisties) a mental block which causes gymnasts to lose their spatial orientation (during aerial moves).
Biles, later returned for the final event, the balance beam, and did won a bronze medal.
Simone Biles On Dancing With The Star (DWTS)
In Season 24, Simone was partnered with Sash Farber and was placed fourth.
Simone Biles Dating History And Boyfriend
Simone dated Arthur Mario(Brazilian Athlete) in 2016, and the same year she announced him as her international boyfriend, but later they broke up and Simone said that they’re just good friends.
In 2017, she dated her fellow gymnast Stacey Arvin. Their romance lasted for three years, and in 2021 they broke up.
In 2020, she started going out with football safety, Jonathan Owens and they are still in a happy relationship.
Simone Biles Interests
According to some recorded interviews and other public information Biles favourite destination is Belize. Her favourite colour is purple. While being Zac Efron’s friend and fan she once said that his any movie is her favourite movie.
Simone Biles Controversy
When Simone Biles prioritized her mental health over Olympics, she was criticized by many. They were stating that she should have made her Olympics her priority as it may affect the county’s image. Many other people also supported her through this decision, and didn’t let her give up.
Quick Facts About Simone Biles
- She is friends with Laurie Hernandez
- Her dad was in air force for twenty one (21) years.
- In 2021, she joined Autograph NFT based company of Tom Brady