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Simone Biles won a bronze medal in the women’s balance beam event on Tuesday.
Simone Biles There’s a plan after this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.
The superstar, who has won more World Gymnastics Championships medals than any man or woman, will go to 35 cities across the United States for a series of exhibitions called “Gold Over America Tour.”
Biles announced the tour — independent of USA Gymnastics — earlier this summer to celebrate female athletes.
“I love the sport of gymnastics and want to help create a show that celebrates the pure joy of performing,” Biles said.
The tour, starting in September, will feature Biles as well as other elite gymnasts including Laurie Hernandez and Jordan Chillies.
bile withdrawn Women’s team gymnastics finals and three individual finals in Tokyo, citing mental health concerns and a case of “twists” that affect a gymnast’s sense of space in the middle.
After the win, Biles appeared with her teammates on NBC’s “Today”.
‘It means more than all the gold because I’ve done so much more in the last five years and even in the last week. It was very emotional and I am just proud of myself,’ she said of her achievement on Tuesday.
“I didn’t really care about the outcome,” she said. “I was just glad I made the routine and got a chance to compete one more time.”
In a press conference after the beam competition, Biles was asked about his future Olympic plans and whether the Paris 2024 Games are in his future.
“I need to process this whole thing first,” Biles said of the Tokyo Games, adding that he’s glad he was able to shed light on mental health.
Biles said, “I think it needs to be talked about more, especially with athletes, because I know some of us are going through the same things and we’re always told to push through.” Is.” “But we’re all a little older now and we can speak for ourselves. At the end of the day, we’re not just entertainers, we’re human and there are things going on behind the scenes that we top sports as well.” But trying to do that too.”