How many Olympic medals has Simone Biles won? Exploring American gymnasts pursuits on the biggest stage ahead of the Paris Olympics 2024

Day Nine - 2023 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
All you need to know about the Olympic career of Simone Biles

Simone Biles has won seven Olympic medals in just the two Olympics she has played. Her Olympic medal tally includes four gold, one silver, and two bronze medals. Five of Biles' gold medals came in a single Olympic edition (in Rio 2016).

The 27-year-old is currently tied with Shannon Miller for the most of Olympic medals as a gymnast. With the Paris Olympics just around the corner, she will have a shot at overtaking Miller and becoming the most decorated American gymnast in the history of the Olympics.

In addition to her Olympic tally, Biles has also won 30 World Championship medals, making her the most decorated gymnast in the history of the World Championships.

Simone Biles's Olympics journey so far

Biles during the 2023 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Biles during the 2023 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Simone Biles has been one of the most prominent gymnasts when it comes to the Olympics. Since her debut in the 2016 edition of the quadrennial event, Biles has never looked back.

In her first Olympics in Rio, the Ohio native won four gold medals in the team all-around event, individual all-around event, vault exercises, and floor exercises. She also won a bronze medal in beam balance.

After a dream start to her Olympic career, Biles faced a huge setback during the Tokyo Olympics 2020 when she started experiencing twisties, a state that causes a disconnection between the mind and the body.

Owing to this, she had to withdraw from most of the individual events and also had to withdraw from a gymnastics final during the event. Even though she bagged a silver in team exercises and bronze in beam balance during the 2020 event.

Simone Biles all set for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024

Simone Biles at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in 2023
Simone Biles at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in 2023

With the Paris Olympics 2024 less than 100 days away, Simone Biles will be looking to take turns in her favor in the upcoming mega event. In an interview on NBC's Today Show, Biles elaborated on her thought process for the Paris Olympics. She said:

"That’s the path that I would love to go. "

She also explained the need for her self-care in her preparatory stages:

"I think I have to take care of myself a little bit more and listen to my body. Making sure that I’m making time for the important things in my life rather than before it was just like go, go, go and then making time after."

Biles is reported to be making a comeback during the US Classic in Hartford in the next month.

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