Simone Arianne Biles Owens, a 26 year old American gymnast known for her incredible skills and inspiring resilience, is officially the most decorated gymnast of all time. With her latest gold medal win at the World Championships, she has now surpassed the record held by Larisa Latynina, a Soviet gymnast from the 1950s and 1960s.
With a record-breaking 37 world championships and Olympic medals, making her the most decorated gymnast ever, Simone has solidified her legacy as one of the greatest athletes of her generation.
But it’s not just her medal count that makes her special, Simone has also faced many personal challenges, including a battle with mental health issues and a heartbreaking withdrawal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Yet through it all, she has remained an inspiration to countless young people around the world.