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BILES Simone
United States of America
USA
Title
Ms
Lastname
BILES
Firstname
Simone
Gender
female
Country
United States of America
Place of birth
Columbus, OH
Year of birth
1997 (24 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
$imoney (usagym.org, 13 Jun 2012)
Occupation
Athlete
Family
Partner Jonathan Owens
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)
Sporting relatives
Her partner Jonathan Owens has played American football in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans. (Instagram profile, 05 Apr 2021; Jonathan Owens Instagram profile, 05 Feb 2021)
Injuries
In November 2018, despite suffering with a kidney stone, she won six medals at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The previous month she had competed with a broken toe at the US selection camp for the tournament. (bbc.co.uk, 03 Nov 2018; theroot.com, 15 Oct 2018; Twitter profile, 13 Oct 2018)

She suffered an injury to her right shoulder in early 2014 that was aggravated during a training session with the US national team. She had to withdraw from the American Cup in March 2014 and the Pacific Rim Championships the following month due to the injury. 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)

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)
Milestones
In 2019 she became the first US female artistic gymnast, and second female artistic gymnast from any nation, to win five gold medals at a single edition of the world championships. As of the 2019 edition of the tournament, she holds the record for most gold medals [19] and most overall medals [25] won by an artistic gymnast of either gender at the world championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Jan 2020; espn.co.uk, 13 Oct 2019; bbc.co.uk, 03 Nov 2018; usagym.org, 17 Oct 2018)

She equalled the record for most gold medals won by a female artistic gymnast at a single edition of the Olympic Games when she won four gold medals at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. She was the fifth artistic gymnast to have achieved the feat. (usagym.org, 17 Oct 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 17 Oct 2018)
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 the 2019 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. (apnews.com, 26 Dec 2019)

In 2018 she was named ESPN Magazine's Most Dominant Athlete of the Year. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 11 Dec 2018)

She was named Best Female Athlete at the 2017 Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly [ESPY] Awards in the United States of America. (people.com, 12 Jul 2017)

At the 2017 and 2019 Laureus Awards she was named Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year. (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 was also named Associated Press Athlete of the Year and received the Champion of Champions award from the French sports newspaper L'Equipe. (fig-gymnastics.com, 04 Jan 2017)

She was the US flag bearer at 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
PARIS POSSIBILITY
In April 2021, after she had initially planned to retire after the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, stated that she may continue to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. "Right now, my focus is the [Tokyo] Olympic Games, Afterwards, I'm not so sure because [coaches] Cecile and Laurent [Landi] are from Paris and so they have kind of guilted me into at least being a specialist and coming back, but the main goal is the 2021 Olympics first." (bbc.co.uk, 08 Apr 2021)

HIATUS
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 US dance competition TV show '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 ELEMENTS
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. She has a further three elements named after her in the Code of Points. (espn.co.uk, 13 Oct 2019; gymnastics.sport, 21 Dec 2018)

Last update : 2021-04-27

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
57.731 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.183
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
14.566
Balance Beam
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.000
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.066
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.133
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
166.096
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
170.562

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

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
58.999 
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
59.432 
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.399
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.199
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.700
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.733
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.066
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.800
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.133
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.833
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
172.330
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
174.205

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.
-