Simone Biles is one of the most celebrated Olympic winning American gymnasts. Being the most qualified Athlete she has brought lots of medals back home. Till now she has won 19 World Championship and Olympic medals. She could also be seen in the season 24 of the show 'Dancing with the Stars', she is paired with Sasha Farber, a professional dancer. She has the height of four feet eight inches.
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- Simone Biles and her other siblings suffered due to their parents' drug and alcohol addiction
- Simone Biles' first gymnastics step was for a field trip now is the inseparable part of her life
- Simone Biles made her senior international debut in 2013
- Simone Biles won her first Olympic gold in 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics
Simone Biles and her other siblings suffered due to their parents' drug and alcohol addiction
Simone Biles was born on 14 March 1997 in Columbus, Ohio, United States of America. She is the daughter of Shanon Biles and Kelvin Clemons. This champion was brought up with three of her other siblings, Ashley, Tevin, Adria however no with their parents. As Simone's mother was a drug and alcohol addict she was not able to take care of her child. The father of the house was also absent as he left his family struggling with addiction.
Even though Simone and her siblings were never blessed with the love of her parents, the absence was filled with the care of their grandparents, Shanon's parents. Later Simone was legally adopted with her sister Adria and the other two were adopted by grandfather's sister. Her adoptive father was an air traffic controller working for U.S. Air Force and adoptive mother is a nurse who was the co-owner of fourteen Texas-based nursing homes.
Simone Biles' first gymnastics step was for a field trip now is the inseparable part of her life
Simone's gymnastic skill is truly god gifted which was she recognized in her early school days. It was when she was six and went to a gymnastics center as a part of her field trip. She was noticed by the instructor and encouraged her to continue it. "While there I imitate the other gymnasts, and Coach Ronnie noticed. The gym sent home a letter requesting that I joined tumbling or gymnastics.' She then started her training at the age of eight.
It was for the American Classic, 1 July 2011, in Houston where Simone Biles officially started her career. On her first competition, she was able to place herself third in the overall round. The same year she participated in U.S. Classic in Chicago and hold twentieth all-around. Later in 2012, Simone began pushing herself harder for training which made her win the first all-around in the American Classic in Huntsville, Texas. The same year she got another victory in U.C Classic in Chicago.
Simone Biles made her senior international debut in 2013
Simone Biles started the year 2013 as a senior athlete in American Cup, a FIG World Cup event. Right after the competition she competed in City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy representing the United States and was able to bring back a gold medal for the country. In the year 2013, Simone was able to win many gold medals in the Olympic.
The beginning of the 2014 Simon Biles didn’t have a start however she picked up the phase at the U.S. Classic in Chicago. She won the all around and took away the first position with high margin. This graceful athlete on September got the chance to be at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning, China. There during the team final, she successfully led U.S. to be the second world team championship. She also got the chance to be the second woman to repeat as a world all-champion.
Simone Biles won her first Olympic gold in 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics
Simone Biles in 2016 participated in the 'Women's Qualification' of the Summer Olympics. On August 11, she won the Olympic gold medal on the gymnastics team for the first time. She has the highest score on vault, balance beam, and floor. When the Olympic ended she settled with four gold medals setting the record for most gold medals in women's gymnastics in a single game.
As quoted in wiki, she is the world all-around champion for three-time (2013-2015), three-time world floor champion (2013-2015), two-time world balance beam champion (2014, 2015), four-time United States national all-around champion (2013-2016) and a member of the gold medal-winning American teams at the 2014 and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.