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Simone Biles Biography

Birth Place:
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Fast Facts

  • Raised, and formally adopted, by her maternal grandparents, Ron and Nellie Biles; she considers them her parents
  • Visited a gym on a daycare fieldtrip at age 6 and began imitating the gymnasts there; the coach sent a letter home for her parents and she signed up for classes
  • Turned pro in 2015
  • Deferred her acceptance to UCLA in order to concentrate on training for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
  • Won 14 medals over 3 World Championships appearances, making her the most decorated American female gymnast at Worlds
  • At the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, took home gold medals for team, all-around, beam, floor exercise and a bronze in vault
  • Won golds in the team competition, all-around, on vault and on floor and a bronze on balance beam at the 2016 Olympics in Rio; her four gold medals were the most ever one in a single games by an American woman
  • Chosen to be the U
  • S
  • flag-bearer at the Closing Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics



    • Adam--Brother
    • Ronald--Brother
    • Ronald Biles--Father
    • Nellie Biles--Mother
    • Shanon Biles--Mother
    • Adria--Sister