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Simone Biles named Female Olympic Athlete of the Year

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 15:01:27-05

(WTXL) — Simone Biles has been named Female Olympic Athlete of the Year.

It's one of eight awards handed out at the Team USA Awards in Los Angeles.

Biles won five gold medals at the 2019 FIG World Championships, more than any gymnast at a single worlds since 1958, improving her career total to 25 world medals, two more than any gymnast in history.

During the competition in Stuttgart, Germany, she completed two skills never performed by a female gymnast in competition: a double-double dismount on beam and a triple-double on floor, which will be named in her honor.

She also became the first woman since 1952 to win a sixth U.S. all-around title.

For more info about the award, click here.