Simone Biles recently made headlines for winning six of six medals at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Qatar — a feat not accomplished by an American until now. According to the coaches at Everest Gymnastics, this alone is an incredible achievement but is made even more impressive by the fact that Biles did so after a year-long pause on training. Here, representatives from the US National Team Training Center weigh in on Biles’ career.
Q: Why did Simone Biles quit training for a year?
Everest Gymnastics: Biles decided to take a year off after winning four gold medals and a bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She trained vigorously for this event, and the break was no doubt well-deserved. In typical Biles’ fashion, she did not simply lounge around during this time, however, and spent 2017 penning her autobiography along with journalist Michelle Buford. She additionally appeared on Dancing with the Stars. Continue reading “Everest Gymnastics: Who is Simone Biles?”