Simone Biles remains “up in the air” on a potential return to gymnastics, she said in an event Thursday at her Houston gym.
In the same vein, the seven-time Olympic medalist has not decided if she will compete for a spot on Team USA at the Paris Games in 2024, per Houston Chronicle reporter Danielle Lerner.
Biles shared similar sentiments Monday while speaking at the National Retail Federation convention. When asked about the next Olympics, the 25-year-old said she is “trying to figure it out right now.”
“Obviously, mental health comes first. I’m still in therapy and I’m still doing everything so that I can be the best version of myself,” she said. “So I’ll be in Paris, but don’t know if that is on the floor with those girls or in the stands just cheering.”
While Biles competed for Team USA in the last two Summer Games, she withdrew from the team and individual all-around competitions in Tokyo in 2021, citing her mental health. She competed in the balance beam final, winning bronze.
“Sometimes if you make decisions, you might be the only one standing that believes in yourself,” Biles said. “At those times, you really have to dig deep and think of the reason why you’re doing it, who you are, what you stand for, what you want to accomplish.”
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