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What are Simone Biles stats: records, Olympic medals, titles

Let’s delve into Simone Biles’ timeline, exploring her Olympic journey, medals and titles, and everything in between.

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Let’s delve into Simone Biles’ timeline, exploring her Olympic journey, medals and titles, and everything in between.
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Simone Arianne Biles, born on March 14, 1997, in Columbus, Ohio, USA, is an acclaimed American gymnast widely regarded as one of the sport’s greatest athletes.

The 26-year-old rose to prominence in 2013 when she achieved remarkable success at 16 by winning two gold medals at the World Championships, including the coveted all-around title. Her dominance continued in the following years, as she secured four gold medals at the 2014 Worlds and another four in 2015.

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Biles’ first Olympic Games: Rio

Although Biles was too young to compete in the 2012 London Olympics, she entered the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro as a favorite. By that time, she had already established herself as a superstar in gymnastics. In Rio, she lived up to the immense expectations and emerged victorious, capturing gold medals in the all-around, team, vault, floor exercises and a bronze on the balance beam. Notably, Biles became the first female U.S. gymnast to win four gold medals at a single Olympic Games, and she also secured her position as the first gymnast to achieve three consecutive world all-around titles from 2013 to 2015.

Most decorated female gymnast in world history

2016-2020

The seven-time Olympic medalist subsequently took a break from gymnastics before making her comeback in 2018. At the U.S. national championships that year, the superstar from Ohio became the first female gymnast in nearly 25 years to win all five events, including a record-setting fifth all-around title. Biles became the most-decorated female gymnast in world championships history when she won four golds (including another all-around title), one silver, and one bronze at the 2018 championships to bring her career total at that competition to 20 medals.

In 2019, Biles went on to make more history by winning five gold medals at the world championships, including the all-around event, becoming the first gymnast in over six decades to achieve this feat. She also surpassed Vitaly Scherbo’s record and became the gymnast with the most world championship medals, totaling 25. Furthermore, she excelled at the U.S. national championships that year, securing five medals, four of which were gold.

2020-2021

During the 2021 U.S. Classic, Biles achieved another groundbreaking moment by becoming the first female gymnast to successfully execute the Yurchenko double pike, the sport’s most difficult vault, in competition. Later in the same year, at the U.S. national championships, she clinched her seventh all-around title, three additional gold medals, and one bronze.

Biles’ second Olympic Games: Tokyo

At the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games held in 2021 due to the covid-19 pandemic, Biles faced challenges related to mental blocks known as “the twisties and chose to withdraw from most events. However, she returned for the balance beam final and won a bronze medal.

Simone Biles’ Olympic accomplishments

  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020); seven-time Olympic medalist (4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, silver (team), bronze (beam)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold (team, all-around, vault, floor), bronze (beam)

Biles returns

Biles is now set to return to competition at the U.S. Classic on August 5th. This will be her first meet since the Tokyo Olympics.