- Aug 28, 2015
Simone Biles' medal count includes four gold medals in the women’s individual all-around competition, women’s floor exercise final, women’s vault and team all-around.
At only 4 feet 9 inches tall, Simone Biles is tiny in stature, but she’s pure power in motion. Last summer, the whole world stopped and took notice as the 19-year-old tumbled, leaped and vaulted her way into the record books, becoming the most decorated gymnast in American history. While many were introduced to Biles’ 1,000-watt smile and high-flying floor routines during the Olympics, the Ohio native has been quietly dominating the sport for years. Beginning in 2013, the teen won back to back to back all-around world titles. And by the time the Rio Games were over in August, Biles had racked up even more Olympic bling—one bronze and four gold medals—and an impressive new title to go along with her spoils: the greatest American gymnast of all time.
Being crowned the GOAT before your 20th birthday would go to just about anyone’s head. But not Biles; she continues to remain humble.