Calendar, age, number of medals of the Olympic Games star
Simone Biles is seeks to make history – several times – at the Tokyo Olympics.
The gymnast is the favorite for gold in four individual events in Tokyo and is also likely to win another gold at the top of the United States in the team competition.
Biles could become the most gold medalist Olympian – in any sport – in the United States and around the world. Current records are eight (US) and nine (world). because the current records are eight and nine medals. Biles currently has four gold medals to his name.
If she wins a medal in the five events in which she is favorite, Biles become the first American woman to win five gold medals at only one Games.
She is also seeking to break the record for most individual gold medals in Olympic gymnastics (7) and be the first woman to achieve two consecutive all-around victories since 1968.
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Who is Simone Biles?
Biles is an American gymnast. She represented the United States at the Rio 2016 Olympics and is a member of the Tokyo 2020 women’s gymnastics team.
How old is Simone Biles?
Biles was born on March 14, 1997 and is currently 24 years old. She is the second-oldest member of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team this year behind MyKayla Skinner, who turns 25 in December.
How tall is Simone Biles?
Biles is 4 feet 8 inches tall.
Where does Simone Biles come from?
She was born in Columbus, Ohio, where she and her younger sister were adopted by Ron and Nellie Biles.
Where does Simone Biles live?
Biles lives in Spring, Texas where she grew up. Spring is part of the Houston metropolitan area. This is also where World Champions Center, the gym where Biles and his teammate Jordan Chiles train, is located.
When will Simone Biles compete in Tokyo?
The Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team Competition kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 25. The team finals will be held at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 27.
As for the individual competition, Biles will enter the qualifying round at 6 a.m. ET, and then likely the women’s all-around at 8 p.m. ET on July 29. The finals by event on vault, floor, beam and uneven bars will take place in the following days.
How many gold medals does Simone Biles have?
She has four Olympic gold medals in team, all-around, vault and floor in 2016. However, counting the US and international competitions, Biles has a lot more equipment.
The 22-year-old has won 19 gold medals in five World Championship appearances, winning the all-around and floor exercise every year she competes since 2013. She has also won gold medals in team, vault and beam competitions at the event.
Who has the most Olympic medals?
Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, with 28 Olympic medals. He won 23 gold medals at the Games during his swimming career.
Larisa Latynina, triple Olympian for the Soviet Union, is the most decorated Olympian and Olympic gymnast. She won 18 medals, including nine gold, between 1956 and 1964.
Biles currently has four gold medals and one bronze thanks to his performance at the Rio Games.
Who is the best gymnast in the world?
Biles, whose personal leotards are decorated with a rhinestone goat her name is Goldie, has more than deserved its nickname of best of all time. She is the most decorated gymnast in the history of the World Championships with 25 medals, including 19 gold.
She has also four gymnastic movements bearing his name – two on the floor, one on the beam and one on the vault – because she is the only person to have ever performed them in competition.
Biles was named AP 2019 Female Athlete of the Year, 2018 Most Dominant Athlete of the Year by ESPN the Magazine, 2016 ESPN Woman of the Year and more.
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