Simone Biles has been awarded the prestigious honor of 2017 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year. Known as the "Oscars of Sport," the annual ceremony recognizes "the most remarkable men and women from the world of sport along with their achievements." The winners were chosen by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy -- a global sports-based charity.
Biles, who is the first women's gymnast in 32 years to win four gold medals in a single Olympic Games, received the award on Tuesday in Monte Carlo, Monaco, saying in her acceptance speech:
Wow! I am speechless, it's an honor to receive this award from Prince Albert and Nadia Comaneci, who I looked up to for so many years. This award isn't only for me but also for all the other nominees in my category. We went through everything to be where we are. We have achieved so much, so thank you so much.Biles is enjoying her time in Monte Carlo with her family and even had her food seasoned by the "Salt Bae."
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ICYMI: The "Salt Bae" is a Turkish chef named Nusret Gokce. He owns several steak restaurants and was given the name early this year after a video of him sprinkling salt went viral:
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In her post-Rio glory, Biles is continuing to rack up impressive honors and awards.
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