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Simone Biles named Female Olympic Athlete of the Year at Team USA Awards

Posted at 11:32 AM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 11:32:03-05

Simone Biles was named the Female Olympic Athlete of the Year, according to a release by Team USA.

Not only is Biles a four-time Olympic champion, she’s also the most decorated gymnast in the world championships’ history with 25 career world medals. In October, she won five gold medals in a week at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

From left to right: Nathan Chen, the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team, Simone Biles, Oksana Masters, U.S. National Sled Hockey Team and Ben Thompson (Team USA)

The 22-year-old is preparing for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo — which she’s said will be her last Olympics.

Figure skater Nathan Chen was named the Male Olympic Athlete of the Year. The U.S. Women’s World Cup Team was recognized as the Olympic Team of the Year after taking home its fourth World Cup win this year.

Nordic skiier and cyclist Oksana Masters was named the Female Paralympic Athlete of the Year, and archer Ben Thompson was named the Male Paralympic Athlete of the Year.

The awards were presented at a live recording of the Team USA Awards.