Simone Biles Shares a Sneak Peek at Training Ahead of 2023 U.S. Classic

The Olympian will make her long awaited return to competitive gymnastics next month.
Simone Biles

Simone Biles.

Simone Biles will return to competitive gymnastics next month after a two-year hiatus. The seven-time Olympic medalist last competed at the Tokyo Games in 2021, where she ultimately withdrew from the event to prioritize her mental health.

Earlier this week, the 26-year-old athlete provided a sneak peek at her training ahead of the 2023 U.S. Classic in August. Biles donned a black-and-green leotard for the occasion, while fellow gymnast Zoe Miller, who was also featured, rocked a pink uniform. The somewhat chaotic clip included commentary from both women, snippets of Biles showing off her skills on the bars and a sneaky appearance by coach Laurent Landi.

“T-10 DAYS TILL CLASSICS #gymnastics #fyp #usa @zoe 🩷,” Biles wrote in her caption.

“The goat returns 😈,” one of Biles's 485,000 TikTok followers wrote in the comments.

“THIS MAKES ME SO EXCITED!!!” someone else added.

“Love seeing so many smiles in the gym! ❤️,” another fan noted.

“ur bars form is looking so good!!” one person observed.

The U.S. Classic, which serves as a qualifying meet for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, will take place at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Aug. 4 and 5.

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