Simone Biles Facts:
Hometown: Spring, Texas
Years On Senior Level: Simone Biles made her senior debut at the 2013 AT&T American Cup and 2016 marks her fourth year as a senior.
Who Is Simone Biles? Biles is considered by many to be the greatest female gymnast ever. In three years, she won 14 world championship medals (10 golds), more than any U.S. athlete in history.
Rio Expectations: Biles has built her impressive legacy for four years, patiently waiting to make her mark at the Olympic Games. She and the rest of the world have high expectations for her performance in Rio. All eyes will be on her to see if she could take home five golds – team, all-around, balance beam, floor and vault. Biles struggles on uneven bars and has not won a world medal on that event.
International Experience Highlights: Biles has 14 world championship medals: two team golds (2014-15), three all-around golds (2013-15), three floor golds (2013-15), two golds (2014-15) and a bronze (2013) on balance beam, and two silvers (2013, ’15) and a bronze (2014) on vault.
How She Fared At Olympic Trials: Biles won the all-around, earning the sole automatic qualification spot, and was tops on floor exercise and vault, while finishing fourth on balance beam and tied for fourth on uneven bars.