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Jordan Chiles proved her mettle to the world at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. When the gymnastics all-rounder, the legendary Simone Biles, bowed out of the events at the Tokyo Olympics due to mental health concerns, Chiles was abruptly thrown into the limelight. However, she beautifully lived up to everyone’s expectations, which is surprising, considering the fact that she almost gave up on the sport in 2018.

Jordan Chiles almost checked out of gymnastics in 2018, until she met the very gymnast she replaced, Simone Biles. Chiles moved thousands of miles to train with Biles and ultimately stole everyone’s hearts when she played a big hand in winning Team USA’s silver at the Tokyo Olympics. Now, the Vancouver native is looking forward to the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Jordan Chiles plans to ‘enjoy’ the Paris Olympics

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In a recent interview with Today, Chiles was asked about her objectives for the XXXIII Olympic Summer Games being hosted in Paris. The 4’11” tall gymnast revealed her plans, and said, “…coming into this next year, you know, I’m just gonna have fun and enjoy every single moment that I have.” Jordan Chiles also wanted to see if she could repeat her stunning stint from before.

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Chiles added, “I have done it once before, so I’m just out here seeing if I can do it again and, you know, live life how I should be living it and just enjoying and having fun.” If one would remember the awry situation that Chiles took Team USA out of, there is no doubt left that she will do great at the Paris Olympics as well.

Back in 2021, the then 20 -year-old was only supposed to participate in two events in the team final: the vault and the floor. With Biles off the mats, Chiles had to cover two additional events. And that, she did beautifully. She scored 14.666 on the vault, 14.166 on the bars, 13.433 on the beam, and 11.700 on the floor. Now, Jordan Chiles plans to stand at the top of the podium, and her dream is to win a gold for her team, something she has been constantly preparing for.

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Heavy-duty training plans are in motion

Jordan Chiles, who has been named after the star athlete Michael Jordan, seems to be in pursuit of a similar glory as him. In an interview with International Gymnast, Chiles revealed, “I’ll be training in Texas all of 2024 for the Olympics. I’ll just be training.” To give effect to the same, she will be deferring her studies at UCLA by another year. Her plans for the distant future are yet undecided, but she will be seen at UCLA after Paris.

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According to the official Olympics website, she will be returning to Houston, Texas, and World Champions Centre, a gym that is owned by Simone Biles’ family. The website also revealed that for the upcoming Games, she will be training with coaches Laurent and Cecil Landi. It will be exciting to see what Jordan Chiles has in store after her splendid performance at the Tokyo Olympics.

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