After securing two medals at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Simone Biles has made history once again, joining Shannon Miller as the most decorated American in the history of Olympic gymnastics. So, just how many Olympic medals has Biles won?
We're treating Simone Biles' balance beam bronze medal from Tokyo with more regard than the one she brought home in 2016. Empathy is the difference.
After withdrawing from two Olympic competitions, U.S. gymnast Simone Biles is being met with a swarm of support— most recently, from her boyfriend, Houston Texans safety Jonathan Owens. On Thursday, Owens took to Instagram to share photos of both Biles and the couple, along with a heartfelt caption letting the most decorated gymnast in history know how much she inspires him, and that he will always support her. “Imma ride with you through whatever baby. Your strength and courage is unmatched and
The champion gymnast, who withdrew from most of the Olympics due to mental health, medaled in the last event final.
The team earned its final medal when Simone Biles finished third on the balance beam. The most famous gymnast on the U.S. team, Simone Biles was widely expected to bring home gold. Biles made headlines earlier this summer as the first woman to perform the Yurchenko double pike vault in competition, and, thus far, only men have completed it at the Olympics.
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 25: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Simone Biles , compete on day two during the qualification of the women in gymnastics at the Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tom Weller/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) Update: After withdrawing from the all-around competition, Simone Biles will reportedly compete in the Olympics once again on Tuesday, August 3. USA Gymnastics confirmed the news in a tweet on Monday morning: “We are so excited to conf
After winning silver in the women's vault final, Team USA's MyKayla Skinner seemed to indicate that Simone Biles may compete one last time in Tokyo.
On the last day of women’s gymnastics in Tokyo, Simone Biles returned and captured the bronze medal on the balance beam for Team USA.
She will no longer compete in the vault and uneven bars finals.
Biles will be joined by her teammate Suni Lee for the fifth and final individual medal event for gymnastics.
“I wasn’t expecting to medal. I just came out here and tried to do a good beam set.”
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“This Olympic Games, I wanted it to be for myself. I came in and felt like I was still doing it for other people.”
"I did it for me and I was happy to be able to compete one more time."
Updated, July 28, 2:40 a.m. ET: After further evaluation following Simone Biles's mental-health-driven exit from the Tokyo Olympics team final in women's artistic gymnastics, she has withdrawn from the all-around final slated for July 29, USA Gymnastics confirmed in a statement.
“There is more to life than just gymnastics,” she said at a press conference.
Simone Biles returned to competition on Tuesday for the balance beam final, the last gymnastics event at the Tokyo Olympics.
By stepping down from competing in the Olympics, Simone Biles is showing other Black women that it's OK to stop and take care of themselves.
Simone Biles opened up in her Instagram Stories about the "twisties" that affected her performance on vault at the July 27 Olympic women's artistic gymnastics team final and subsequently led her to withdraw from the rest of the meet in addition to the all-around final two days later. The twisties are a terrifying experience in the sport that puts a gymnast at risk of injury, especially on hard competition surfaces.