Topturnster and four-time olympic champion Simone Biles has Thursday announced that the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo, her last Play. The only 22-year-old American feels physically not well enough to be a long time yet to go through.
“I have a feeling that my body is too much to handle and simply falls apart. Therefore, I plan to next summer, for the last time to participate in the Play,” said Biles Thursday against the British news agency Press Association.
“A large part of the time makes my body hurt, all feel that in one way or another, also good. If you don’t have pain, then it seems as if you had been able to do.”
Biles is seen as one of the best gymnasts of all time. The talented American wrote during the Olympics of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro history by four gold medals to conquer (jump, floor, combined events (individual and team).
Only on the bar, she was the gold deducted, because Sanne Wevers won the olympic title. Biles was in that part settle for bronze and finished her first Olympics with five medals.
Simone Biles. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Biles came almost two years not in action
After her successful performance in Brazil came Biles almost two years, not in action. In that period, she became involved in the large-scale misbruikzaak around Larry Nassar.
Biles was one of the more than 150 gymnasts who reported that they had been sexually abused by the former doctor of the American turnteam, which early last year was sentenced to life in prison.
Biles was the world cup of 2018 in the Qatari Doha her comeback and captured there four gold medals, bringing her total number of world titles in fourteen years. She has a total of twenty world CHAMPIONSHIP medals in the bag and is thus, together with the Russian Svetlana Khorkina recordhoudster.