What did Simone Biles qualify for and when is she competing in the Olympics?

Everything you need to know about Simone Biles, the American gymnast competing in the Olympics

Simone Biles
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Simone Biles is currently competing in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, but what has qualified for, and when she is next competing? 

Simone Biles is the most decorated gymnast with a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals. 

Although she is only 24 years old she is regarded as one of the best gymnasts of all time is currently competing in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Here's all you need to know...

Simone Biles

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What did Simone Biles qualify for in the Olympics?

Simone Biles qualified for every single women's gymnastics medal event at the Tokyo Olympics. 

As the reigning Olympic all-around champion, this means that Biles can compete in every women's gymnastics event.

This includes; The women's qualifying, the women's gymnastics team final, the women's all-around, the vault and uneven bars events final, the floor exercise events final, and the balance beam events final. 

This is a particularly impressive feat considering that each country is currently allowed to put forward two contestants for each final event.

This means that Simone is currently in with a chance of winning five gold medals and could be the first woman to defend her all-around gold medal since 1968 in Japan.

When is Simone Biles competing in the Olympics?

Simone Biles competed in the Women's Qualifying on Sunday, July 25. The next events that she will compete in will take place over the next two weeks and begin at a range of times from 4am to 6am ET. This translates to 9am to 11am BST.

The competition times are as follows:

  • July 27th is the Women's Gymnastics Team Final from 6am to 11am ET.
  • Thursday, July 29th will see the Women's All-Around will take place from 6am to11am ET.
  • On Sunday, August 1st the Event Finals—Vault and Uneven Bars will run from 4am to 11am ET.
  • On Monday, August 2nd, the Event Finals—Floor Exercise will take place from 4am to 11am ET.
  • On Tuesday, August 3rd, the last event, the Event Finals—Balance Beam will take place from 4am to 11am ET.

At the last Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Simone won four gold medals in the all-around, floor, and vault competitions. She also won a gold medal as part of the USA team.

After competing in the Women's Qualifying round on Sunday, Simone told People, "I feel we did a pretty good job. Obviously, there are little things we need to work on, so we'll go back and practice and work on that, just so we can do our best performance at team finals because that's what matters."

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