What Other Honors Can Simone Biles, 3X AP Female Athlete of the Year, Win in the Coming Year?

Published 12/23/2023, 10:45 AM EST

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At the onset of 2023, nobody could have anticipated the spectacular resurgence that Simone Biles would make in gymnastics. Yet here we are, with mere days left in the year, and the 26-year-old has clinched the Core Hydrations Classic title, the national champion title, and the world champion title, and even added another element to the FIG’s code of points.

And that’s not all; most recently, she also magnanimously received the coveted AP Female Athlete of the Year for the third time. With 2024 promising to be one of the biggest years in sports history, what can we expect the gymnastics phenom Biles to do next?

Simone Biles closes 2023 with a huge honor


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According to The Associated Press, Simone Biles outshone names like Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark and Ballon d’Or winner Aitana Bonmati of the World Cup-winning Spanish soccer team to become The Associated Press’ Female Athlete of the Year. With nearly 19 votes from a panel of sports media professionals, Simone Biles clinched the prestigious honor for the third time with her last wins in 2016 and 2019. Conversely, an Instagram post by ATHLETA hailed her in a candid shot, slaying it sartorially and with the caption penned – 👏 ANOTHER WIN FOR SIMONE 👏


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The honor adds to her endless list of accolades, solidifying her position as the most decorated gymnast ever. Now that the 2024 Paris Olympics is approaching at warp speed, let’s take a look at what she can add to her treasure trove.

Accolades, the queen of gymnastics, is yet to clinch

While Simone Biles boasts seven Olympic medals, including four golds in 2016, her individual beam gold has eluded her so far. In the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she came close and took home a bronze medal. Therefore, the 2024 Paris Olympics presents a golden opportunity for Biles to clinch the Individual Olympic Gold Medal on the Balance Beam. Apart from this, in the coming year, she can seek redemption once again and claim the World Championship vault title.


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In 2023, she lost the spot to Rebeca Andrade of Brazil, who clinched the gold, while Biles claimed silver due to a fumble on the apparatus. She hasn’t been able to reclaim the top spot since 2019, so fans await the queen to once again reign in the apparatus in 2024. Adding to a list of achievements yet to be attained. Hopefully, 2024 can present her with the opportunity to finally claim many more honors hitherto unheard of.

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Simone Biles ended the year 2023 with a bang, and fans wait with bated breaths to see her dominate the pinnacle sports event of 2024, which is the Paris Olympics, hoping she adds more medals to her already remarkable collection of seven.

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Written by:

Christaline Meyers


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Hello there! I'm Christaline Meyers, a Olympics Sports Writer for Essentially Sports. As an ardent lover of the sporting world, I've found my home in the dazzling world of Gymnastics, where elegance meets athleticism in gravity-defying routines. But my passion doesn't stop there; I'm a sports enthusiast with a taste for the wild waves of surfing, the adrenaline rush of Alpine Skiing, and the street-smart moves of skateboarding.
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Himanshu Sridhar