Simone Biles Confirms She Is (Hopefully) Headed to the 2024 Paris Olympics

To everyone who has been hoping to see Simone Biles once again reinvent the laws of physics at the next Olympic games, I have good news! The world’s greatest gymnast told Hoda Kotb in a Today interview that she hopes to be on the mat/beams/parallel bars at the 2024 games in Paris.

“That’s the path I would love to go,” Biles said.

After suffering a bout of “the twisties” at the Olympics in Tokyo, the gymnastics GOAT took a very public break from the sport, only to make a triumphant return at the U.S. Classic competition—which she won, of course. It turns out that while she was preparing for her extravagant destination wedding in Mexico, Biles was secretly training the whole time, per Slate.

“I think we have to be a little bit more cautious about how we do things, so everything that we’re doing leading up to this next games or whatever is very intentional,” Biles told Kotb of the secrecy. “So we’ve kind of been playing it on the down-low this time, making sure mentally and physically are both intact. So I think it’ll be different, but it’ll be good.” And when it comes to overcoming the dreaded twisties, Biles said she’s trusting her coach and putting in the work. “As long as I showed up for another day and kept putting that work in, then it kind of went down and dwindled, so right now I’m feeling really good. I think I still sometimes doubt myself, but I’m still doing my therapy and making sure everything’s aligned.”

This is Simone Biles we’re talking about, after all. The woman simply cannot be defeated.

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