Simone Biles Height and Age Revealed: How Tall is The American Gymnast

Simone Biles is a 4 feet 8 inches (142 cm) tall 27 year-old American artistic gymnast who has her name in the record books for being the joint most decorated gymnast of all time with a combined total of 32 Olympic and World Championship medals.

Biles shot to fame after her outstanding performance at the Rio Olympic games in 2016 where she bagged numerous medals. She has since then continued to create history despite her height (or lack of it) and petite size, to be considered one of the greatest and most dominant gymnasts of all time.

How Tall is Simone Biles?

Simone Biles is 4 feet 8 inches (142 cm) tall. She is way shorter than the average American woman who is 5 feet 4 inches tall. But despite her lack of height, Simone has been very successful as an athlete. Thankfully, it is not an advantage to be tall as a gymnast as it may have been if she played another sport.

Gymnastics routines are very demanding so it is a bigger advantage to be small because you would have a better power-to-weight ratio. You would also have a lower moment of inertia. This is why there are shorter gymnasts now than there ever was in the past. The average height of an elite female gymnast is currently 4 feet 9 inches. In the past, it was 5 feet 3 inches.

Biles was Born in 1997

Simone Biles was born on the 14th of March 1997, making her 27 years old. She was born in Columbus, Ohio to Shanon Biles as the third of her four children.

Biles’ biological dad, whose name is Kelvin Clemons, did not take on his responsibility as a father while her mom was a drug addict who could not cater to her kids. Because of this, Simone and her siblings had to live from one foster home to another while they were growing up. She even recounted in an interview that it was at the age of three she had her first experience in a foster home and she was not thrilled by the idea.

Things eventually changed when her maternal grandfather (Shanon’s father) Ronald Biles came to visit her and her siblings and took them in. Eventually, Ronald adopted Simone and her younger sister Adria while Ronald’s sister Harriet took the older kids into her care.

The years that followed also brought some major changes in Simone Biles’ life as her grandparents-turned-parents had to homeschool her. This was a decision they took to help the young athlete get more time to train and prepare for the glorious future they all had in mind.

So irrespective of the controversial statements that have been made pertaining to her parents, for Simone Biles, Ron and his second wife Neille are her parents. She openly expresses her gratitude to them as she sees owes her success to their sacrifices and love.

What Happened To Simone’s Brother?

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Simone and Tevin Biles image source

The Biles family is once again going through a rough time as Tevin Biles got entangled in a case of homicide in August 2019. The shooting incident took place in Ohio and it was reported that the gymnast’s brother, Tevin was responsible for shooting at random when he alongside other men stormed into a party uninvited. The victims of this tragic event have been identified as Delvaunte Johnson aged 19, Toshaun Banks aged 21 and Devaughn Gibson aged 23.

However, Simone Biles was silent for quite a while when the facts of this sad news hit the airwaves but she later sent out a tweet saying “My heart aches for everyone involved, especially for the victims and their families… There is nothing that I can say that will heal anyone’s pain, but I do want to express my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.” The gymnast did not state whether her brother should be blamed or not but as at now, he is still awaiting trial although he has pleaded not guilty to the charges of homicide.

Does The Gymnast Have A Boyfriend?

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Simone Biles and Stacey Ervin image source

Simone Biles previously dated Stacey Ervin whom she met back in 2014 at the P&G Gymnast Championships. The pair became casual friends from that time and Biles had even commented that Ervin looked cute on Snapchat. In 2017, while Simone was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars, Ervin was employed as a Coach at the Biles’ family gym. This reunion made them become even closer as they spent a lot of time training together.

They eventually made it official in the spring of 2017 and were unrelenting in their public display of affection. Their social media pages were flooded with lovely pictures of themselves and fans were eager to see Biles and Ervin walk down the aisle. Unfortunately, this did not pan out as planned as the relationship ended in March 2020.

Biles has since moved on to date American football player Jonathan Owens. The duo began seeing each other in August 2020. About two years later, on February 15, 2022, the Olympic gymnast announced that she had gotten engaged to Owens.

How Tall is Simone Biles?

Simone Biles is not very tall as her height is listed at 4 feet 8 inches (142 cm).

How Old is Simone Biles?

Simone Biles is 27 years old. She was born on 14 March 1997 in Columbus, Ohio.

At What Age Did Simone Biles Start Gymnastics?

Simone Biles first tried out gymnastics at the age of 6 but only began training with a coach at 8 years old. When Simone turned 14, she fully launched her career.

How Old was Simone Biles When She Was Abused?

It is not clear the exact age Simone Biles was when she was abused by former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar but it is believed to have been in her early teens.

What Age Did Simone Biles Win Her First Gold?

Simone Biles won her first gold medal at the age of 16 in 2013. This happened at the World Championships.

Who are Simone Biles’ Parents?

Simone Biles’ birth father, Kelvin Clemons, was never in her life while her birth mother, Shanon Biles, was unable to raise her and her siblings due to her struggles with drug and alcohol abuse. As a result, she was adopted by her biological grandfather, Ronald Biles, and his second wife Nellie Biles.

Does Simone Biles Have a Boyfriend?

Yes! Her boyfriend is Jonathan Owens, an American football player. Simone and Jonathan took their relationship to the next level by getting engaged in February 2022.

Banks Onuoha
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