The most decorated gymnast of all time, Simone Biles, will make her return to competition this weekend at the U.S. Classic in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Biles has not competed since the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, where she withdrew from several events due to a mental health issue.
Biles’ return to competition is a major event for the gymnastics world. She is widely considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time, and her presence on the competition floor is sure to be a major draw for fans.
In addition to Biles, the U.S. Classic will also feature several other top gymnasts, including Suni Lee, Jordan Chiles, and Grace McCallum. Lee is the reigning Olympic all-around champion, while Chiles and McCallum were both members of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team in Tokyo.
The U.S. Classic is the last chance for gymnasts to qualify for the national championships in San Jose later this month. The national championships will serve as the selection event for the U.S. team that will compete at the World Championships in October.
Biles is expected to compete on all four events at the U.S. Classic. She has been training hard in recent months, and she is confident that she is ready to compete at a high level.
“I’m excited to get back out there and compete,” Biles said. “I’ve been working hard, and I’m feeling good. I’m ready to show everyone what I can do.”
Biles’ return to competition is a major story, and it is sure to generate a lot of interest from fans and media alike. It will be interesting to see how she performs after such a long layoff. If she is able to compete at a high level, it will be a major boost for the U.S. gymnastics team heading into the World Championships.