Can Simone Biles pull off another round of her amazing performances in the 2020 Olympics? We will have to wait and see come the 2020 Olympics in Japan.
During the 2016 summer Olympics, hosted in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil., powerhouse gymnast Simone Biles lead the American gymnasts to success in the team all-around competition. Not only that, but the then 19-year old also went on to win a bronze medal on beam, a gold medal on floor, a gold medal on vault, and a gold medal in the individual all-around.
After her amazing success at the Olympics, Simone was a part of the gymnastics Olympics tour, performing her routines with other Olympic gymnasts, traveling from city to city. After being done with the Olympic tour, Simone took a break from gymnastics (which was well deserved), and ventured onto things that weren’t gymnastics oriented. One major thing she was apart of was the show Dancing with The Stars. Even though she did not win the competition, she placed third overall, proving her dancing skills were just as up to par as her gymnastics skills.
After a little over a year off gymnastics, the gymnast is making her comeback. In August, she began to start playing around in the gym, stating she needed to see how her body responded before deciding whether she was mentally and physically prepared for the task of training. Her decision was evident when she tweeted a couple of days ago…” Can’t believe I start gym this week”. The gymnast will start her new training regiment at the World Champions Gymnastics Center, a gym that was built by her parents for her a couple of years prior to the 2016 Olympics. Her former coach, Aimme Boorman, will not be continuing to coach Simone due to moving to Florida. Simone has hired two new coaches Laurent Landi and Cecil Landi who have worked with many successful gymnasts.
Many people question whether Simone will be able to repeat what she did in the 2016 Olympics. It’s always been known in the gymnastics world that it is hard to go back and train for the Olympics again you’ve already been there and prospered. Some do make it back to the Olympics, but in most cases, they don’t do as well as they did before. It will be interesting to see how Simone’s training goes as well as her connection with her new coaches. Personally, I believe that a combination of training hard, having a good connection with her coaches, and her natural talent will lead her back to success in the 2020 Olympics.