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Simone Biles Biography

November 19, 2015

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Birthday: March 14, 1997
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Simone Biles never gets bent out of shape - in fact, she's famous for gymnastics! She literally broke records in 2015 at just 18 years old!

Young Simone

Simone was born in Ohio, but grew up in Texas. Early on, she and her siblings were adopted by her grandparents, who she says support her in everything. She first realized she wanted to be a gymnast at age 6 when she and her classmates went on a field trip to a local gym. A coach at the gym saw her natural talent and wrote a letter to her grandparents urging them to get her involved. The sport she signed up for "for fun" soon turned into her life's passion.

Simone is on the 2016 US Olympic gymnastics teamSimone is on the 2016 US Olympic gymnastics team

Championship Winner

Simone is no slouch, so it's no surprise that she's grabbed a few trophies in her time, her ten world gold medals are the most ever achieved by a woman in gymnastics history. She is also the first woman to win four medals at the World Championships, which happened her second year performing in 2014.

In 2015 Simone became the first gymnast to win three consecutive titles all-around titles at the World Gymnastic Championships. She even amazed herself, telling the press: "I blew my own mind," and posting to social media "breaking history is kinda cool."

Simone holds the most world gold medals of any female gymnastSimone holds the most world gold medals of any female gymnast

What surprised everyone the most though, was that she one without performing flawlessly (as she usually does) - her skill is so beyond everyone else, that she can't be beaten even when she trips up!

It'll be an exciting road to the 2016 Olympics with Simon on the US gymnastics team.

Simone Biles - Double Layout Half Twist

 

Did You Know...

  • Simone has a move named after her, a double layout with a half twist
  • She's BFFs with one of her competitors! US gymnast Gabby Douglas, she looks up to Gabby and even asked her advice on where to go to college
  • Her favorite show is Pretty Little Liars
  • She loves shopping and hanging out with friends
  • She's pretty tiny - just 4 '9' - making her friend Gabby Douglas look like a giant next to her at 4 '11'!
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