Biles might go for one more Olympics


Winner of the coveted all-around crown along with team, floor and vault gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016, Biles had given every indication that Tokyo Games would be her competitive swan song.

But the 24-year-old American suggested during her appearance at Team USA’s virtual media summit on Wednesday that she could delay retirement and try to compete in Paris in a solo event such as the floor exercise where she is a five-time world champion.

Biles said she was under some pressure from her French coaches Cecile and Laurent Landi to consider Paris and did not rule out the idea.

“At the moment my main focus is the Olympics (Tokyo),” said Biles, who has also won 25 world championship medals. “After that, we have a tour that’s been put together and I’m really excited to go around the US with all the girls and do that 36 city tour.

“After that I’m not so sure because Cecile and Laurent come from Paris and so they at least made me mad to be an expert and come back.

“But you know the main goal is the 2021 Olympics first, take a tour and then we’ll have to see.”

The Olympics, which were delayed a year by the COVID-19 pandemic, begin July 23.