Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast.

Biles was named Team USA Female Olympic Athlete of the Year in December 2015, making her the fourth gymnast to honor. In December 2016, Biles was chosen as one of the sponsors of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise alongside swimmer Katie Ledecky. They are the first Olympians to be given this honor. In 2016, Simone Biles won the Glamour Award for the Record Breaker.

In 2016, she was chosen as one of BBC’s 100 Women, and after the world championships, she was named one of ESPNW’s Impact 25 and chosen as Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. She was also one of the finalists for Time‘s 2016 Person of the Year. Biles was also nominated for a 2016 ESPY award for Best Female Athlete along with Elena Delle DonneKatie Ledecky, and Breanna Stewart.

In July 2017, Biles won the ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete. She is the second gymnast to win this award after Nastia Liukin won it in 2009. In 2017, Simone won the Shorty Award for the best in sports. At the 2017 Teen Choice Awards, Simone won the favorite female athlete and won Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year in 2017. In 2017, Biles was awarded the Golden Plate Award by the American Academy of Achievement. In May 2018, it was announced that Biles and the other survivors would be awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. In December, it was announced that Biles was named ESPN The Magazine‘s most dominant athlete of 2018.

 In February 2019, it was announced that Biles was named Laureus‘ Sportswoman of the Year for the second time, beating out tennis players Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber, snowboarder Ester Ledecká, triathlete Daniela Ryf, and skier Mikaela Shiffrin. Biles was nominated for the 2019 ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete but lost to soccer player Alex Morgan. In November 2019, Biles won the People’s Choice Award for The Game Changer of 2019. In February 2020 Biles was awarded the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year for the second consecutive year and third time overall, beating out nominees  Mikaela ShiffrinNaomi Osaka, and Shelly-Ann Fraser.

In February 2021, Biles criticized ESPN’s SportsCenter for excluding women athletes in their “Greatest of All Time” picture. In September 2021, she appeared on the Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, for “championing mental health”.On July 7, 2022, Biles was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor given to civilians, by President Joe Biden in a ceremony at the White House; she was among a group of 17 honorees that included Megan Rapinoe. She is the youngest person to receive this award.

In April 2021, Biles announced that she was leaving Nike for a new apparel sponsorship with the Gap‘s Athleta brand.