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Simone Biles (born Simone Arianne Biles in Columbus, Ohio on March 14, 1997) is an American gymnast. She is a three-time World all-round champion (2013-15) and a four-time United States national all-around champion (2013-16). Simone is the first African-American to be world all-around champion and the first woman to win three consecutive world all-around titles. Simone was a part of the Olympic gold medal-winning gymnastics team called the “Final Five” at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She set a new American record for most gold medals in women’s gymnastics in a single Games. She won gold in the women’s individual all-around, vault, floor exercise, and women’s gymnastics team final. She also snagged a bronze medal in the balance beam event. Simone will compete on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars with pro Sasha Farber.
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Simone is best known being a part of the “Final Five” at the Rio Olympics and winning four gold medals in women’s gymnastics.
Simone was adopted by her grandparents. She verbally committed to the UCLA gymnastics team but planned to take a gap year to attended the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2015, she announced she would turn professional and lost her NCAA eligibility.