Simone Biles Claims ‘Unfinished Business’ May Lead Her to Paris Olympics 2024

Published 09/29/2021, 5:12 AM EDT
Simone Biles smiles at a teammate during the final day of women’s competition in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for gymnastics in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., June 27, 2021. Picture taken June 27, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson


Many athletes have graced the mat over the years, but none have conquered the world of sports as Simone Biles has. Notably, fans regard her as the newly proclaimed G.O.A.T of gymnastics. Her death-defying leaps and perfect 10 landings are quite sensational to watch.

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Although, her withdrawal from some competitions at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 may have hurt her medal tally. However, only recently, her coach revealed she has unfinished business on the mat as she targets the 2024 Paris Olympics for a blistering return to the global stage.

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TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States competes in the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Simone Biles aiming for Paris 2024?

The famous gymnast withdrew from the events in Tokyo, citing mental health concerns. While many were critical of her decision, entities and athletes from the sporting world empathized with Simone.

Although she eventually returned and won two medals, Biles is not finished, yet. In a recent interview, her coach, Cecile Canqueteau-Landi, revealed how she may be back, for one last time.

“Tell me why I’m thinking about 2024.”

I sent a little GIF, like, hmm,” Canqueteau-Landi said. “And she responded with, like, a haha, whatever. And then I said, ‘Unfinished business?’ And she responded with, ‘Maybe.”’ Biles responded.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 17: Simone Biles of the United States performs on the beam during the Gymnastics Rio Gala on Day 12 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Needless to say, fans would bawl their eyes out at the sight of Biles doing what she does best. However, is a return on the cards?

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Right now, the gymnast is traveling across 35 cities for the Gold Over America Tour. The show focuses on an all-female star cast performing to inspire the young generation to take up the sport. With no marks or rules to oblige to, they put on a phenomenal display of their talents.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Simone has achieved everything an athlete could possibly wish to attain in their career. Hence, a strong showing in Paris would be a fitting way to close the curtain on her remarkable journey.

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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