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This Gymnast Was Named Team USA's Female Olympic Athlete of the Year

This Gymnast Was Named Team USA's Female Olympic Athlete of the Year

American gymnast Simone Biles is just eight months away from making her first Olympic appearance, but she's already made history as an Olympic athlete.

On Thursday, she was named the Team USA Female Olympic Athlete of the Year at Team USA Awards.

Biles won the award over athletes such as Katie Ledecky, who became the first swimmer to win the 200-, 400-, 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle events in the world championships, and Serena Williams, who became the only woman to win four consecutive Grand Slam titles twice.

According to USA Today, the Texas native is one of the most decorated women in gymnastics history — she is the first woman to win three consecutive world championships and is the first woman to win 10 career world gold medals.

USA Today reports that Biles has won the all-around title in every meet she's competed in since August 2013.

The decorated gymnast is favored to win Olympic gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio next summer.

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