Simone Biles


Simone Biles is widely regarded as one of the greatest gymnasts of all-time. The first woman to capture six All-Around World Championship titles, Biles is the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history (female or male) with 37 medals overall (23 gold) and is a seven-time Olympic medalist (4 gold). A three-time Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year and Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, she has earned the rare distinction of having five skills named in her honor – The Biles – in the beam, floor (two) and vault (two) disciplines. Biles’ extraordinary accomplishments have received widespread recognition, including the youngest recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, TIME's 100 Most Influential People, Forbes' 30 Under 30, Ebony Power 100, People's Women Changing the World, USA Today's 100 Women of the Century, and CNN Heroes, among others. Her autobiography, Courage to Soar, was a New York Times bestseller and developed into an award-winning TV special on Lifetime while her Snap Originals series, Daring Simone Biles, received an NAACP Image Award. An ambassador for Friends of the Children, Biles utilizes her platform to help advocate for change and support initiatives that provide education and assistance for children and young adults associated with adoption, foster care, and overall wellness.