Simone Biles didn’t come out on prime in her remaining occasion on the Tokyo Olympics, however she claimed an honor she absolutely by no means will neglect.
Biles on Tuesday made her return to Olympic competitors within the steadiness beam remaining. After a quick hiatus as a result of psychological well being issues, Biles shined within the occasion and earned a bronze medal for her efforts.
It marked the seventh Olympic medal for Biles, tied for essentially the most for any athlete in USA Gymnastics historical past. Greater than half of these medals are golds, however the bronze Biles earned in Tokyo now stands alone by way of sentimental worth.
“It means greater than the entire golds as a result of I pushed by way of a lot the final 5 years and the final week whereas I?ve even been right here,” Biles instructed Hoda Kotb on NBC’s “TODAY” present, as transcribed by NBC Information.
Biles additionally provided an necessary reminder after ending off her newest Olympic run.
“On the finish of the day we’re not simply athletes or leisure, we’re human too,” Biles instructed NBC. “We’ve got actual feelings and typically they don’t understand that we now have issues occurring behind the scenes that have an effect on us at any time when we exit and compete.”
Biles’ total displaying on the 2016 Video games was stuff of legend. However her journey in Tokyo would possibly show to depart extra of an enduring affect.