Simone Biles gets nominated for BBC's World Sport Star Award

Yes, that's right! Legendary gymnast Simone Biles has been nominated for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, specifically for the World Sport Star category.  

This nomination is a recognition of Biles' impressive comeback after a two-year break from gymnastics to focus on her mental health.

In October 2023, she returned to competition in style, winning four gold medals and a silver medal at the World Championships.

This accomplishment made her the most decorated gymnast in history, surpassing the previous record of 33 medals held by Vitaly Scherbo.


Aitana Bonmati, the Spanish footballer who won the Women's World Cup with her national team and was named player of the tournament.

Erling Haaland, the Norwegian footballer who broke numerous records with Manchester City during their Treble-winning season.

Siya Kolisi, the South African rugby captain who led his team to victory in the Rugby World Cup. Max Verstappen, the Dutch Formula 1 driver who successfully defended his world championship title.

Voting for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is open to the public and will close on December 12th, 2023. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Birmingham on December 17th, 2023.

Whether Biles wins the award or not, her nomination is a testament to her incredible talent and resilience. She is an inspiration to athletes and fans around the world.


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