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.