BILES Simone
United States of America
USA
Title
Ms
Lastname
BILES
Firstname
Simone
Gender
female
Height
145 cm / 4' 9''
Country
United States of America
Place of birth
Columbus, OH
Year of birth
1997 (22 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
$imoney (usagym.org, 13 Jun 2012)
Occupation
Athlete
Spoken languages
English
Club
World Champions' Centre [Spring, TX, USA]
Coach
Laurent Landi [personal], FRA, from 2017; Cecile Canqueteau-Landi [personal], FRA, from 2017 (gymandnews.com, 23 Sep 2018; flogymnastics.com, 17 Oct 2017)
Injuries
In November 2018 despite suffering with a kidney stone she still won six medals at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (bbc.co.uk, 03 Nov 2018)

In October 2018 she competed with a broken toe at the US selection camp for the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (theroot.com, 15 Oct 2018; Twitter profile, 13 Oct 2018)

She suffered an injury to her right shoulder in early 2014 which was aggravated during a training session at the national team's training camp. She had to withdraw from the American Cup in March 2014 and the Pacific Rim Championships in April 2014 due to the injury. She did not undergo surgery, however she rehabilitated the injury as it resulted from overtraining. She returned to competition in August 2014. (blog.chron.com, 27 Feb 2014; teamusa.org, 03 Aug 2014; universalsports.com, 02 Aug 2014; youtube.com, 05 Jan 2015)

In 2013 she twisted her ankle. She underwent surgery in October 2013 to have a bone spur removed from the bottom of her right tibia. She was sidelined for three weeks following the surgery. (olympictalk.nbcsports.com, 01 Aug 2014; gymnastike.org, 15 Oct 2013)
National Team
2012 (marieclaire.com, 21 Dec 2015)
Start sporting career
She began the sport at age six while on a daycare field trip to Bannon's Gymnastix in Houston, TX, United States of America. (gym-style.com, 01 Dec 2014; usagym.org, 13 Jun 2012)
Reason for taking up the sport
While visiting a gym with her daycare centre she was noticed by a coach. "While there I imitated the other gymnasts, and the coach noticed. The gym sent home a letter requesting that I join tumbling or gymnastics." (gym-style.com, 01 Dec 2014; usagym.org, 13 Jun 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (bbc.co.uk, 18 Jan 2018)
Philosophy / Motto
"Let your faith be bigger than your fears." (Twitter profile, 30 May 2015)
Awards
She was named ESPN Magazine's Most Dominant Athlete of 2018. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 11 Dec 2018)

She was named Best Female Athlete at the 2017 ESPY Awards. (people.com, 12 Jul 2017)

She was named Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year at the 2017 and 2019 Laureus Awards. (bbc.co.uk, 18 Feb 2019; 14 Feb 2017)

She was named 2016 Female Athlete of the Year by the United States Sports Academy. (fis-ski.com, 26 Jan 2017)

She was named the Best Female Athlete of 2016 by the International Sports Press Association [AIPS]. For the same year she also won the Associated Press' Athlete of the Year and the Champion of the Champions award from the French sports newspaper L'Equipe. (fig-gymnastics.com, 04 Jan 2017)

She was United States of America's flag bearer during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (usatoday.com, 22 Aug 2016)

She was named 2015 Female Olympic Athlete of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee [USOC]. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 11 Dec 2015)
Additional information
General
OLYMPIC FAREWELL
In March 2019 she announced that she expected the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo to be her last competition. "I am in pain most of the time but it kind of feels right as if not, it is like you could do more. I definitely plan for the Tokyo Olympics to be my last. I feel like my body's gone through a lot and it's kind of just falling apart, not that you can actually tell but I really feel it a lot of the time." (bbc.co.uk, 21 Mar 2019)

SPORTING BREAK
In November 2016 she announced that she would be taking a break from competitive gymnastics. She made the announcement while promoting her book, 'Courage to Soar'. "I am going to take some time off from the gym, just so that I can go out, have fun and really just embrace the moment that we have. Especially vacation, because I couldn't do that before with how much I trained. I was always in the gym. I think my body needs a rest. It is breaking down on me for a little bit." After undertaking promotional activities and appearing on 'Dancing with the Stars' she decided to return to training in November 2017 with new coach Laurent Landi. She returned to competition at the US Classic in July 2018. (usatoday.com, 01 Nov 2017; flogymnastics.com, 17 Oct 2017; nbcsports.com, 18 Nov 2016; usatoday.com, 28 Jul 2018)

NAMED ELEMENT
In December 2018 the International Gymnastics Federation [FIG] entered a vault element named the 'Biles' into the Code of Points. She first performed the element at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. It involves a round off flic-flac with half turn [180°] on to a stretched salto forward with two/one turn [720°] off. (gymnastics.sport, 21 Dec 2018)


Last update : 2019-09-05

Olympic Games

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
62.198 
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
62.366 
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.966
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
16.050
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
15.000
Balance Beam
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.733
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.633
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.966
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.733
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
184.897
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
185.238
World Championships

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
57.491 
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
60.965 
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.366
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.666
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.700
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.866
Balance Beam
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.600
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.800
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.933
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.333
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
171.629
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
174.429

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
60.399 
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
61.598 
Vault
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.541
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.633
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.666
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.358
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.966
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.800
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.966
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
181.338
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
236.611

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
60.231 
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
59.599 
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.554
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.450
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
13.300
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.100
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.133
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.333
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.366
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
179.280
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
235.038

2013 - 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
60.216 
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
60.133 
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.595
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.550
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.716
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.800
Balance Beam
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.333
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.400
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.000
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.033
World / Challenge Cup

2019 - FIG EnBW DTB-Pokal All-Around World Cup 2019 STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
58.800 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2015 - AT&T American Cup World Cup 2015 CII DALLAS (USA)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
62.299 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

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