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Simone Biles Will Return To Gymnastics Competition First Time Since Tokyo

Four-time Gold Medalist Simone Biles will return to gymnastics competition this summer for the first time since the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Organizers of the U.S. Classic announced that the four-time gold medalist will compete in the event on Aug. 4-5 at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

26 year-old Biles stopped competing in gymnastics for two years after she removed herself from five of six finals at the Tokyo Games due to her mental health. This brought attention to athletes and mental health.

Since Biles last competed, she married Green Bay Packers safety Jonathan Owens in a ceremony earlier this year.

When Biles starts competing in Chicago in six weeks, she'll be joined by Sunisa Lee, who won gold the individual all-around in Tokyo, and Jade Carey, the floor exercise gold medalist two years ago.

USA Gymnastics Chief Programs Officer Stefanie Korepin made a statement about the event,

“It is exciting to think about the level of talent and historical legacy of the field that may compete at U.S. Classic,” “Every athlete is at a different place in their season and career, and we will support each of them, wherever they are in their journey.”

She received the US Presidential Medal of Freedom from Joe Biden.

It is not yet known if she will compete at next year's Olympics in Paris.

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