Simone Biles

2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Biles in 2016, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Simone Arianne Biles

Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 14, 1997

Ethnicity: African-American

Simone Biles is an American artistic gymnast. She is the 2016 Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor gold medalist, and balance beam bronze medalist.

Simone is the daughter of Shanon Biles and Kelvin Clemons. Her mother was unable to ook after Simone and her siblings due to her drug and alcohol addiction, and Simone’s father left the family early in Simone’s life.

Simone was raised by her grandfather, Ronald George Biles, and by Ronald’s wife, Simone’s step-grandmother Nellie Louise, who was born in Belize.

Her parents are both African-American.

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