His demons may have moved away … After withdrawing at the start of the all-around team competition last Tuesday, to everyone’s surprise, then withdrawing from the finals of vault, uneven bars and off the ground, Simone Biles, 24 years old, is expected to line up on the beam on Tuesday (10 h 50). In any case, she is officially registered for the competition according to the list of entries published this Monday by the American Gymnastics Federation. “We are very happy to confirm that you will see two American gymnasts in the beam final tomorrow – Suni Lee AND Simone Biles !! Can’t wait to follow you both! », Wrote USA Gymnastics on its Twitter account. The beam final is the last on the women’s artistic gymnastics program.
quadruple Olympic champion in Rio (individual and team all-around, vault and floor) and 19 times world champion had until then given up due to loss of benchmarks in the ‘space – called “twisties” which put her in physical danger and more psychological difficulties. With sincerity, she had explained to the media having to “face her demons” and need to preserve her sanity after having undergone a great pressure of success in recent weeks.
The American gymnast, the most successful athlete in the history of her discipline, does not hide her waves from her soul. Without taboos, she now talks about her past injuries. In a recent documentary, Simone Biles recounted her suffering, the violence she suffered during her childhood and adolescence. She was notably abused by the doctor of the American gymnastics team, Larry Nassar.