February 21, 2024

Simone Biles returns to racing after depression


The American athlete, who won 4 gold medals in Rio 2016 and 7 Olympic medals in her career, returns to the US Classic in Chicago: in Tokyo 2020 she had withdrawn from several tests after admitting difficulties related to depression

Simone Biles is back. The gymnastics superstar plans to compete again in early August at the US Classic near Chicago. It will be the first event Biles will attend since the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Biles made headlines at the 2020 Games when she retired from several individual competitions to focus on her mental health after making a mistake in the team event that cost the US national team gold, who finished second to Russia. Only on the final day did she return to the platform and claim bronze on beam, her seventh Olympic medal of her career (after four golds and a bronze at Rio 2016). Biles will be joined at the US Classic by 2020 Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee, American singles gold medalist.

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