Simone Biles

Simone Biles is an American gymnast and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Considered one of the sport's most accomplished athletes, Biles has a total of 32 Olympic and World Championship medals combined. She competes in all four events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise.

Born in 1997, Biles became interested in gymnastics at age six during a daycare field trip to a gymnasium. In 2010, the athlete qualified for the Women's Junior Olympic National Championships, before breaking into the elite level of competition in 2011. She became the first African-American woman to claim the all-around title at the world gymnastics championships in 2013, and became the most-decorated gymnast in world championships history in 2019. She's also the first American gymnast to have medaled on every apparatus at the competition.

Biles entered the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she became the fifth female gymnast to claim four gold medals at a single Olympics. She qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (which were postponed to 2021), but wound up withdrawing from many of the events for mental health reasons. However, she returned for the balance beam event, where she won a bronze medal.
Simone Biles
Full Name
Simone Arianne Biles
Columbus, OH
Notable Projects
Summer Olympics


How tall is Simone Biles?

According to her official Olympic bio, Simone Biles is 4 feet, 8 inches tall. She is currently the shortest U.S. athlete.

How many Olympic medals does Simone Biles have?

Simone Biles has seven Olympic medals, including four gold, one silver, and two bronze medals. With 32 Olympic and world medals combined, she has the most medals of any male or female athlete. She also was the first woman in 30 years to win a medal in all six events at the world gymnastics championships.

Who is Simone Biles dating?

Simone has been dating NFL player Jonathan Owens since March 2020, after the two connected on Instagram and the celeb dating app Raya. The Houston Texans' safety proposed to the gymnast on February 15, 2022.

When did Simone Biles start gymnastics?

She started gymnastics after a daycare field trip in 2003 when she was 6 years old. Coaches at Bannon's Gymnastix in Houston, Texas, noticed her imitating the other gymnasts and after she completed a back tuck. The gym then sent a letter to Simone's home, requesting that she join tumbling or gymnastics.

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Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and Houston Texans player Jonathon Owens officially set a date and venue for their 2023 wedding
Simone Biles Wears White Bikini and Chanel Bucket Hat on Fabulous Girls Trip 
The Olympic gymnast showed off plenty of summer style inspiration as she shared a behind-the-scenes look at her tropical girls trip
Simone Biles Shares Exciting Wedding Planning Details: I Can't Wait to 'Bring My Vision to Life'
The seven-time Olympic gold medalist, who is engaged to Houston Texans safety Jonathan Owens, tells PEOPLE her wedding is "definitely going to be next year"

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