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Simone Biles named female Olympic athlete of the year

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Simone Biles can add another achievement to her list of titles: Female Olympic athlete of the year. (MGN)

Simone Biles can add another achievement to her list of titles: Female Olympic athlete of the year.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced the winners of the 2019 Team USA Awards.

  • Female Olympic Athlete of the Year – Simone Biles, gymnastics
  • Female Paralympic Athlete of the Year – Oksana Masters, Para Nordic skiing and Para-cycling
  • Male Olympic Athlete of the Year – Nathan Chen, figure skating
  • Male Paralympic Athlete of the Year – Ben Thompson, Para archery
  • Olympic Team of the Year, presented by Dow – U.S. Women’s World Cup Team, soccer
  • Paralympic Team of the Year, presented by Dow – U.S. National Team, sled hockey
  • Olympic Coach of the Year – KiSik Lee, archery
  • Paralympic Coach of the Year – Wesley Johnson, paratriathlon

According to the committee, Biles won five gold medals at the 2019 FIG World Championships. She also completed two skills never performed by a female gymnast at the competition: a double-double dismount on beam and a triple-double on floor, which will be named in her honor.

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