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Olympic Gold Medalist and Gymnastics Phenom Simone Biles Tops espnW’s 2016 IMPACT25 List as the Woman of the Year

Olympic Gold Medalist and Gymnastics Phenom Simone Biles Tops espnW’s 2016 IMPACT25 List as the Woman of the Year

Gymnast Simone Biles has been named espnW’s Woman of the Year, topping the 2016 IMPACT25 list, a who’s who of 25 athletes and influencers who have made the biggest difference in women in sports this year. Biles’ distinction was announced this morning on SportsCenter: Coast to Coast by host Cari Champion in an exclusive interview with the gymnast, who will also appear on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s upcoming year-end issue. Biles is coming off an incredible year in which she won her fourth consecutive gymnastics all-around national title, five Olympic medals, including golds in the Team and the All-Around competitions, and published a memoir.

As a tribute to the IMPACT25, espnW commissioned essays from family members, fellow athletes, luminaries and contemporaries who know – or have been inspired by — the honorees. All essays can be found at espnW.com/IMPACT25. In addition to Biles, members of the 2016 IMPACT25 list include:[…]

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