Biles won four gold medals at last summer Games and wowed crowd during U.S. Over the weekend, gymnastics Olympic trials took place in St. Louis. The 24-year-old was awarded one of two guaranteed spots on the team.
The spot was not as easy as many expected from the Olympic and world champion. She was second to Sunisa Lee for her all-around score after making a few errors in her bars routine, falling off the beam, and taking a wrong turn during her floor exercise.
Biles said that he felt like he was losing control and began doubting himself. You could see it in the gymnastics. Just go home and work harder. This is only the beginning.
Lee secured the second automatic spot with a score of 118.098, but Biles's two-day total score was still more than two points higher than Lee. In Tokyo, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum and MyKayla Skinner will compete, as will Jade Carey and Kayla DiCello. Leanne Wong, Kara Eaker and Emma Malabuyo will alternate.
Biles had intended to retire with more Olympic golds in her last season. However, the pandemic delayed the Games to this July. Biles decided reluctantly to continue training . She told 60 Minutes that she didn't want to go this far just to get there.
Biles won four gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 summer Games. She was the winner of the vault, floor exercise, all-around, and team events. On the balance beam, she was awarded a bronze medal.
Biles currently has four moves named for her: one on floor, one on beam and one in the vault.
Is there a fifth move in Tokyo? She told 60 Minutes that there might be two more.
The Olympic Games, which are hotly contested, will begin July 23rd, despite protests by locals about Japan's handling the coronavirus pandemic. The country's vast majority has not been vaccinated.
USA Gymnastics continues its controversy, following the sentencing of Larry Nassar, a former physician, to a third sentence of 40 to 125 year for molesting two gymnasts. Biles claims there are many questions still to be answered and has requested an independent investigation.
"They haven’t taken responsibility for their actions and done wrong. She said that they didn't guarantee it would never happen again.