Simone Biles Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Oct, 2018
Facts of Simone Biles
Date of Birth: 1997 , March-14
Age: 21 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 4 Feet 8 inch
Name Simone Biles
Birth Name Simone Arianne Biles
Father Kelvin Clemons
Mother Shannon Biles
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Columbus, Ohio
Profession Gymnast
Net Worth $2 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 35-24-34
Breast Size 34A
Waist size 24
Hip Size 34
Boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr.
Married No
Education University of California, Los Angeles
Awards ESPY Awards for Best Female Athlete
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
TV Show Dancing with the Stars
Sisters Adria Biles and Ashley Biles
Siblings Tevin Biles
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Successful American gymnast Simone Biles is an example for many people who are struggling to make themselves count. Despite her very difficult childhood, the gymnast was able to do the thing she is passionate and good at. Following her passion, Biles has had an incredible beginning in her professional gymnastics career. Following her victorious journey, the gymnast was able to write her name in the history for her remarkable performance in the Olympics. Along with her flourishing gymnastic career, Simone is enjoying a blissful love life with her boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr., a gymnastics coach.       

Early Life And Education Of Simone Biles

Simone Biles was born Simone Arianne Biles on 14 March 1997 in Columbus, Ohio. Her biological parents Shannon Biles and Kelvin Clemons were unable to take care of Simone and her siblings due to drug addiction. Her father was never there for Simone and her three siblings, however, Simone's maternal grandparents Ronald Biles and his second wife Nellie Biles took care of them. 

Simone grew-up with her three siblings; two sisters, Adria Biles and Ashley Biles, and a brother named Tevin Biles. Later Simone and Adria were officially adopted by their maternal grandparents whereas her elder siblings Ashley Biles and Tevin Biles were adopted by their grandfather Ronald Biles' sister. Her sister Adria is also a gymnast.   

Biles completed her secondary school as a homeschooler and graduated in 2015. Since 2014, she is verbally committed to the University of California, Los Angeles. Since January 2018, she is studying business administration at the University of the People. Biles is also the brand ambassador for the University.    

Simone Biles' Career

World famous gymnast, Simone Biles began her gymnastics career at the early age. She first tried gymnastics at the age of 6. Since her first try, she continued her gymnastics career and attended Bannon's Gymnastix for an optional training program. Then at age 8, Biles began a professional training with the artistic coach Aimee Boorman. 

With her strong base in gymnastics, she began her career by participating at the American Classic in Houston in 2011. In her first ever performance, she was placed third all-around, with first on vault and balance beam, fourth on floor exercise, and eighth on uneven bars.

CAPTION: American gymnast Simone Biles SOURCE: NPR

Following an impressive beginning, she did an amazing performance in the following year. Biles was placed first all round in the American Classic in Huntsville, Texas. Her performance in the American Classic led her to participate at the 2012 USA Gymnastics National Championships. At the 2012 U.S. Classic, Chicago, she again finished first all-around. 

Afterward, the gymnast made her international debut in March 2013 in the American Cup, a FIG World Cup event. For her incredible performance, Biles was compared to the popular gymnast Elizabeth Price and Kyla Ross. She then participated at the 2013 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy and took the all-around contributing a gold medal to the American team. 

Likewise, Biles participated in the 2014 USA Gymnastics National Championships and won the all-around with a wide margin. Then after the gymnast secured her spot in the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship, Nanning, China. Biles dominated the preliminary round and was placed first in all-around. 

Continuing her victorious journey, Simone won three consecutive all-around titles at the World Gymnastics Championship in the year 2015 becoming the first female to win three consecutive all-around titles in the history. Following the victory, the star was sponsored by the world famous multinational corporation Nike.  The same year, she was honored by the Team USA Female Olympic Athlete of the Year in December 2015. Biles was the fourth gymnast to receive the honor. 

Looking at her impressive scores and performance, the gymnast was selected to participate in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio. In August 2016, Biles competed in the Women's Qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics. On 9th of August, she won her first ever Olympic gold medal in the gymnastics team. Then, she again won the gold medal individual all-around on 11th of August. 

CAPTION: Gymnast Simone Biles SOURCE: Time

Simone again won the second individual gold medal in the Olympic for her score of 15.966. Later, she won her fourth gold medal for her score of 15.966 in the women's floor exercise final. with four gold medals, the amazing gymnast set an American record for the most gold medals in women's gymnastics at a single game. 

Following the victory, Biles became the sixth female gymnast to win the all-around titles at the World Championships and the Olympic Games after the gymnasts, Larisa Latynina, Vera Caslavska, Ludmilla Tourischeva, Elena Shushunova, and Lilia Podkopayeva.

Amid her victorious gymnastic journey, the acclaimed gymnast decided to take a break in the year 2017. That year, Simone won the ESPY Awards for Best Female Athlete becoming the second gymnast to win the award after Nastia Liukin

Approx a year-long hiatus, Biles officially joined the United States women's artistic gymnastics team in March 2018. In her first comeback game at the U.S. Classic, she won the all-around by defeating Riley McCusker. Recently in August, she competed at the National Championship finishing up first on every game. After Dominique Dawes, Simone is the first gymnast to do so. 

Besides her extravagant gymnastic career, the athlete participated in the popular American dance competition television series Dancing with the Stars. In the series, Biles was partnered with the Australian professional dancer Sasha Farber. Despite her incredible performance in the dance show, she was eliminated in May 2017. 

Alongside her television appearance, Biles has also written her autobiographical book Courage to Soar. In the book, she specifically shares her gymnastic journey. The book was also adopted in the television film titled The Simone Bies Story: Courage to Soar in 2018. 

Simone Biles' Net Worth

Simone Biles is earning an attractive amount of money from her flourishing gymnastic career. According to the Celebrity Networth, the skilled gymnast has an impressive net worth of $2 million. 

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The Olympic gold medalist resides at a luxurious house in Spring, Texas alongside her family. Biles drives around in some expensive cars. 

Simone Biles's Personal Life

Simone Biles is in a romantic relationship with her boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr., a gymnastics coach. Biles and Ervin are dating for over a year now. The lovebirds are so in love and aren't shy to show their love for one another in public. The couple is seen enjoying their togetherness at frequent vacations, specifically at the beach vacations.

The gymnastic pair looks simply adorable together that it's hard to take off our eyes from the lovebirds. Looks like they share a strong bond. The couple frequently posts pictures of one another on their Instagram account.

Here's an Instagram post of Stacey Ervin Jr. with a sweet message for his girlfriend Simone to cheers their one year of togetherness. 

 
 
 
 
 
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This weekend Simone & I celebrated our 1st year together! I love you, Queen. Excited to see what the future holds for us.

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Similar to her blissful love life, the athlete is leading a joyous personal life. From her hard work and dedication, she made it big for herself from her gymnastics career. Along with the American citizenship, the gymnast also holds a Belize citizenship through her mother Shannon Biles. 

In January 2018, Biles accused the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar of physically abusing her. Nassar was convicted as a serial child abuser and more than 150 federal and state lawsuit have been filed against the doctor. Later in May, it was declared that she and other survivors would be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Health Issue

The incredible gymnast Simone Biles has had gone through several health issues. From minor injuries to major health problems, she fought back and stood strong not letting that to affect her gymnastic career. In 2016, following the confirmation of her participation in Summer Olympic, her medical report was released when the Russian cyber espionage group Fancy Bear's hack in the World Anti Doping Agency. 

Later, Biles herself disclosed an information regarding her health issue. Through a tweet, she revealed that she is suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a mental disorder of the neurodevelopmental type and the symptoms appear before the age of 12.

General symptoms of the ADHD are difficulty in controlling behavior, problems in paying attention, excessive activity, and others. Biles said she was allowed to take medicine for ADHD when she applied and granted Therapeutic Use Exemption. 

Body Measurement

  • Height: She stands at 4 feet 8 inches (1.42 m).
  • Weight: She weighs 101.5 lbs (46 kg) as of 2018.
  • Body measurement: She has an attractive body measurement of 35-24-34. 
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Dark Brown

Enjoy the video of Simone Biles' performance at the 2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships. 

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